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Decontamination for Chemical Exposure: At the Scene or at the Hospital?

  • Mauricio Lynn
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Abstract

One of the major controversies on prehospital care for sudden chemical mass casualty incidents (SCMCIs) is whether to perform mass decontamination at the scene or at the hospital.

Common chemical agents that require decontamination after exposure:
  • Organophosphates

  • Mustards

Keywords

Nonconventional Chemical Prehospital Decontamination Self-evacuated Contamination 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Department of SurgeryMiamiUSA

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