The Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs) for Acute Chemical Exposures were developed by ATSDR to aid emergency department physicians and other emergency healthcare professionals who manage acute exposures resulting from chemical incidents. The MMGs are intended to aid healthcare professionals involved in emergency response to effectively decontaminate patients, protect themselves and others from contamination, communicate with other involved personnel, efficiently transport patients to a medical facility, and provide competent medical evaluation and treatment to exposed persons.
The Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs) for Acute Chemical Exposures provide:
The MMGs comprise Volume III of the three volume ATSDR Managing Hazardous Material Incidents (MHMI) series. You may obtain more information about the complete MHMI series, at the MHMI home page.
Please note: Each MMG is available in both the standard HTML format below or in the PDF format. This PDF format requires Adobe Acrobat Reader , which can be downloaded free from the Adobe web site.
Managing Hazardous Material Incidents (MHMI). Volumes III. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 2001. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.
Further information about other hazardous substances my be obtained by visiting the ATSDR ToxFAQs™, which provide answers to the most frequently asked questions about hazardous substances.