HHS launches online radiation treatment redesign

HHS launches online radiation treatment redesign.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Oct. 8 that they have initiated the redesigned Radiation Emergency Medical Management website (REMM).

The site acts as a resource for healthcare providers to be able to treat cases involving radiation. It features information and background information so that medical personnel not specialized in radiation medicine can provide effective treatment.

“Given the nature of radiation threats, medical personnel are often unfamiliar with radiation illness and when an incident occurs they need immediate, credible treatment guidance,” John Koerner, chief of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or High-Yield Explosive Branch, said. “The new, more easily navigable REMM site also will help healthcare providers and others find valuable information that can be used for training.”

With the redesigned site, behavioral health resources and materials for those in public information offices, veterinarians and emergency response personnel. It also features a modernized navigation that allows information to be found in a quick manner.

“Access to current, reliable information is critical in disasters, especially radiation emergencies,” Steven Phillips, director of the National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services Division, said. “The new design for REMM helps to ensure that all healthcare providers have quick and easy access to this information, even if the internet is unavailable.”

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