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What's New on REMM?

November, 2014

  • Key changes are noted below.
  • Many more updates and changes appear throughout REMM.
  1. Initial Actions for Responders after Nuclear Detonation
  2. Multimedia: many new videos and graphics including
    • 13 new teaching videos from DOE / Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP); all videos now on the REMM web site AND REMM YouTube channel
      • Basic information about radiation
      • Response activities when caring for a patient contaminated with radiation
      • Shipping radioactive materials
      • Special DOE programs for shipping radioactive materials.
    • Links to various new CDC teaching materials
  3. Protective Actions and Protective Action Guides: page redone
    • Information and tables completely re-organized
    • EPA PAG Manual Interim Guidance included
  4. Burn Triage and Treatment: Thermal Injuries
  5. Legal Advisors for Medical Response to Mass Casualty Incident: new references and 2 new sections including
    • Assessment of state and local laws regarding management of persons during radiation incidents including legal authority to decontaminate and quarantine (CDC and partners)
    • Emergency declaration authorities across all states and DC (The Network for Public Health Law)
  6. Nuclear Detonation: Weapons, Improvised Nuclear Devices
  7. Dictionary of Radiation Terms: 2 new key references
    • NCRP glossary of radiation terms
    • NCRP acronyms list
  8. Biodosimetry References:
    • Updated and re-organized
  9. Software Tools for Radiation Incident Response:
    • Additional applications listed for biodosimetry, managing incidents, and recording radiation levels.
  10. Incident Command System and Hospital (Emergency) Incident Command System
    • Page reorganized, new guidance
    • Links to HICS, Fifth edition, 2014: expanded to meet the needs of all hospitals, regardless of their size, location or patient care capabilities (California EMSA)
  11. Mental Health Professionals


Previous updates for REMM
  1. REMM April, 2014 updates
  2. REMM 2013 updates
  3. REMM December, 2012 updates
  4. REMM January, 2012 updates
  5. REMM 2011 updates
  6. REMM 2010 updates
  7. REMM 2009 updates
  8. REMM 2008 updates
 

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