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Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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Descriptions: This resource provides guidance for health care providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injury during radiological and nuclear emergencies. It contains just-in-time, evidence-based information that makes complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise. There is web-based information to download in advance, so that it can be accessible during an emergency in which the internet is not available.
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FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health

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Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Descriptions: This FDA portal for the medical device industry and consumers links the user to information on medical devices (both approved and recalled), medical imaging and radiation safety, full text regulations, and more.
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Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (NIOSH)

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Provider: NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Descriptions: The Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (ERSH-DB) is a rapidly accessible occupational safety and health database developed by NIOSH for the emergency response community. The ERSH-DB contains accurate and concise information on high-priority chemical, biological and radiological agents that could be encountered by personnel responding to a terrorist event." The website offers a number of ways to search chemical agents. For each substance or compound, the database supplies information on its characteristics, signs and symptoms, labeling and packaging; the possible means and routes of dissemination; protective gear needed in emergencies; first aid; and decontamination procedures for patients and responders.
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CDC Radiation Emergencies Fact Sheets

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This sector of the CDC website on radiation emergencies is a prime resource on radiation disasters for public health professionals, emergency responders and individual healthcare practitioners. It presents patient and management information, guidelines and recommendations, and links to additional online training resources, including short videos. Some fact sheets contain general information suitable for the layman: being prepared, sheltering in place and other protective measures, facts about contamination levels and substances in food and water, the difference between contamination and exposure, and more.
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Environmental Health and Toxicology

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Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This is a very functional portal page to U.S. Government agencies' websites dealing with drugs and chemicals, environmental health and hazards, emergency response, and toxicology resources. Direct links to ToxNet and related databases are provided, and information resource filters for public, research and other professional uses can be activated before entering a search, via "Especially For" and other choices in the left sidebar. A collaboration of DHHS, NCBI and the National Library of Medicine.
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Medical Product Safety Network (MEDSUN)

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Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Descriptions: MEDSUN "...is an adverse event reporting program launched in 2002 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The primary goal for MedSun is to work collaboratively with the clinical community to identify, understand, and solve problems with the use of medical devices. Over 350 health care facilities, primarily hospitals, participate in the entire MedSun network." There are MEDSUN sub-networks for various conditions and clinical settings in which medical devices are commonly used: HeartNet, HomeNet, KidNet (neonates), LabNet, SightNet and TissueNet.
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MD Anderson Cancer Center – Clinical Trials

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Provider: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Descriptions: In addition to providing a public resource on the trials currently being conducted at MD Anderson, each page here includes links to text and videos that address patients' more general questions about clinical trials and studies, including eligibility criteria, the phases of a clinical trial, and the benefits and risks of volunteering to participate.
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FDA Drugs: Information for Healthcare Professionals

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Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Descriptions: Use the prominent links to navigate to various sections of FDA Drugs: Drug Recalls, Drug Shortages, Drug Safety Communications, Medication Errors, and more. Drug Info Rounds contains instructive videos for practicing pharmacists. MedWatch is the safety and adverse event reporting mechanism, and one can sign up for email or RSS feed of MedWatch updates.  This site is somewhat complex, linking to a wealth of information and many different sections within FDA Drugs, but is easy to navigate via the "breadcrumbs" posted at the top, showing the user the path already taken. Tabs along the top lead to sections devoted to other areas of regulation under the FDA's purview, such as cosmetics, food, radiation-emitting products and medical devices.
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