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  • Perhaps a brief video link demonstrating basic navigation of this page
  • b/c it remains in testing stages, CHEMM-IST is not intended for patient care yetProvide learners with several scenarios and have them open to link and to use tool
  • At end: ask learner to find specific information/procedures regarding certain agents (which section will ultimately depend on audience)
  • Activity here (or at end) asking learners to find specific information relevant to their situation; scenario learning – provides relevancy and engages user
  • Sample search: To search for mydriasis, for example, the user would simply click on “M” and scroll down the selected page until finding the desired word.
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    • 1. http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/ Chemical Hazards Emergency Management Produced by U.S. Dep. of H.H.S. and the NLM Designed to enable first responders/providers and emergency personnel to plan for and respond to effects of mass-casualty incidents involving chemicals Downloadable and web-based resource Contains interactive tools, checklists, guidelines, lists, directories, scenarios and other materialCHEMM: Introduction
    • 2. • Link to this section found on homepage • Access site and information two ways, depending on new users background and intent 1) first responders and/or hospital providers in a chemical emergency scenario 2) new users unfamiliar with CHEMM and its organization.http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/wheretostart.htm • Both sections contain the same information and links • Select whichever technique is more relevant to needs or comfortable to useCHEMM: New users
    • 3. Find materials on web site according to:Content treestructure map Personnel status or readiness Chemical emergency scenario aspectsCHEMM: Site Navigation
    • 4. • A prototype support tool for identifying the chemical a patient was exposed to in a mass casualty incident • Asks up to 15 multiple-choice questions to determine a hypotheticalhttp://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/chemmist.htm patient’s syndrome.• Not intended for actual patient careCHEMM: CHEMM-IST
    • 5. • Guidelines provided for specific chemical agents like ammonia and hydrogen cyanide for pre-hospital and emergency dept./hospital managements• Each agent webpage consists of • Chemical agent management overview (identification, rescuer protection, decontamination, etc.) • Hot Zone information • Decontamination zone facts • Support zone information http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/mmghome.htmCHEMM: Acute Patient CareGuidelines
    • 6. Resource also provides a continually updated list hazardous chemicals organized by type and category Each hyperlinked hazardous chemical type or category listed is linked to its own web page and broken down into more readable, specific information…http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/agentcategories.htmCHEMM: Chem. Types/Categories
    • 7. Each chemical type comes with: links to infoa definition from the CDC, WISER, and CAMEO such as agent names, properties, traits, PPE, symptoms,Additional supplementary and otherinformation ChemIDPlus and emergencythe Hazardous Substances response dataData Bank (NIH/NLM)CHEMM: Chem. Types/Categories
    • 8. A list of basic Emergency Contacts for the general public and professionals is featured. In addition, the full web page lists agencies, phone numbers, and websites for more specific professionals such as response providers and medical/hospital providers and public and community resources.http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/emergencycontacts.htmCHEMM: Emergency Contacts
    • 9. • Dictionary adapted from the CDC/ATSDR “Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents” and the CIA “Chemical/Biological/Radiol ogical Incident Handbook” • Searched by selecting the http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/dictionary.htm first letter of the word in question.• Includes links to additional dictionaries like the Glossary of Terms (CDC/ATSDR), IUPAC Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicology, and Common Toxicology Terms (Society of Toxicology).CHEMM: Dictionary