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Hazmat Resources: CHEMM


Goals of CHEMM (Taken from CHEMM Site).

  • Enable first responders, first receivers, other healthcare providers, and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving chemicals
  • Provide a comprehensive, user-friendly, web-based resource that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible

CHEMM Intelligent Syndromes Tool

Taken from CHEMM-IST Site: "CHEMM-IST is a prototype decision support tool developed by experts in medicine and emergency response as an aid for identifying the chemical a patient was exposed to in a mass casualty incident. Since CHEMM-IST is currently in the prototype phase of development, it should not be used for patient care."

This site leads personnel through a series of questions to determine the type of chemical affecting a patient.  The types are divided into four general categories: Knockdown, Pesticide, Acute Solvent, and Irritant Gas Syndrome.

CHEMM Desktop Download

Click this link for instructions on downloading a desktop version of CHEMM.  There are instructions for either MAC or Windows users.

Learn to use CHEMM

Remember, you can click on the links in this slideshow (indicated in green and underlined).

CHEMM Quick Tour

Helpful Information/Tools