CBRN Incidents– Rebecca Maxwell and C/N Duncan
The main message was that in most cases decontamination will be dealt with by the ambulance service prior to transportation to hospital.
Hospital decontamination is used for walk in patients. Most cases can be dealt with using self-dry decontamination kits
Contamination is reduced by 80% just by removing their clothes.
If grossly contaminated or a stick material, wet decontamination may be needed. This needs staff to put on decontamination suits and work in a buddy system to clean patients in the decontamination tent.
We learned how to apply the suits and pitch the tent.
Do your registrars know how to put up the tent? Great exercise for a regional training day!