Australian Clinical Guidelines for Acute Exposures to Chemical Agents of Health Concern

A guide for the emergency department staff.

Page last updated: 28 October 2015

The Australian Clinical Guidelines for Acute Exposures to Chemical Agents of Health Concern: A Guide for the Emergency Department Staff (Chemical Guidelines) have been produced in collaboration with various Australian medical specialists, with the intention to provide health facilities around Australia with standardised management guidance for chemical warfare, toxic industrial and commercial chemical agent exposure, which may occur in disaster.

The Chemical Guidelines may be used at health facilities, especially in Emergency Departments nationwide, to supplement more specific local Chemical, Biological and Radiological disaster and response plans.

The Chemical Guidelines were developed by the Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Technical Panel of the National Health Emergency Management Standing Committee (NHEMS). NHEMS is a standing committee of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).

A full copy of the Australian Clinical Guidelines for Acute Exposures to Chemical Agents of Health Concern: A Guide for the Emergency Department Staff can be accessed below.