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Draft 2014-04, Source: US Dep Homeland Security

 

Introduction:

Who must be prepared?

  • cilivian first responders
    • fire
    • HAZMAT
    • emergency medical service responders
    • health care first receivers
  • emergency managers
  • public health practioners
  • law enforcement officials
  • risk communication experts

Need for Guidance on decontamination of "overwhelming number of people"

  • measures have been taken
  • weak evidence
  • need for examination of current patient decon practice was identified by experts
  • White House National Security Staff request

 Subject of document

  • external decontamination of living people with
    • toxic industrial chemicals
    • toxic industrial material
    • chemical warfare agents

in a mass casulty incident resulting form accidental or industrial release.