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This image was captured inside a Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) products warehouse, and depicts what is referred to as a CHEMPACK Container, locked, and secured, which was equipped with an alarm system, which would sound if the CHEMPACK sustained an unauthorized disturbance. See PHIL 22722, for a closer look at the container’s internal alarm system.
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CHEMPACKs are containers of nerve agent antidotes, placed in secure locations at local levels around the country to allow rapid response to a chemical incident. These medications treat the symptoms of nerve agent exposure and can be used, even when the actual agent is unknown.

Because these antidotes must be administered quickly, CDC’s CHEMPACK team maintains 1,960 containers strategically placed in more than 1,340 locations in the U.S. More than 90 percent of the United States’ population is within one hour of a CHEMPACK location. Most are located in hospitals, or fire stations, which have been selected by local authorities to support a rapid hazmat response, and which can be accessed quickly if hospitals or first responders need them.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Kamelya Hinson
Creation Date:2004
Photo Credit:Strategic National Stockpile Communications Team
Links:CDC - Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response; Strategic National Stockpile; CDC’s CHEMPACK Program—The Stockpile that may protect you from a chemical attack
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Government
Federal Government
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Health Occupations
Medicine
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Emergency Medicine
Nursing
Specialties, Nursing
Emergency Nursing
Chemicals and Drugs
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Pharmacologic Actions
Molecular Mechanisms of Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Adrenergic Agents
Cholinergic Agents
Dopamine Agents
Excitatory Amino Acid Agents
GABA Agents
Glycine Agents
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Serotonin Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Neurotransmitter Agents
Adrenergic Agents
Cholinergic Agents
Dopamine Agents
Excitatory Amino Acid Agents
GABA Agents
Glycine Agents
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Serotonin Agents
Protective Agents
Antidotes
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Protective Agents
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Neurotransmitters and Neurotransmitter Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Cholinergic Agents
Dopamine Agents
Excitatory Amino Acid Agents
GABA Agents
Glycine Agents
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Serotonin Agents
Health Care
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Persons
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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