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dc.contributor.authorChilcott, Robert
dc.contributor.authorLarner, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorMatar, Hazem
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-29T13:56:54Z
dc.date.available2019-07-29T13:56:54Z
dc.date.issued2019-02-01
dc.identifier.citationChilcott , R , Larner , J & Matar , H 2019 , ' The United Kingdom’s initial operational response and specialist operational response to CBRN and HazMat incidents: a primer on decontamination protocols for healthcare professionals ' , Emergency Medicine Journal , vol. 36 , no. 2 , pp. 117-123 . https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2018-207562
dc.identifier.issn1472-0205
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 15785462
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85057603331
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/21487
dc.description© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2019. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.
dc.description.abstractThe UK is currently in the process of implementing a modified response to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear and hazardous material incidents that combines an initial operational response with a revision of the existing specialist operational response for ambulant casualties. The process is based on scientific evidence and focuses on the needs of casualties rather than the availability of specialist resources such as personal protective equipment, detection and monitoring instruments and bespoke showering (mass casualty decontamination) facilities. Two main features of the revised process are: (1) the introduction of an emergency disrobe and dry decontamination step prior to the arrival of specialist resources and (2) a revised protocol for mass casualty (wet) decontamination that has the potential to double the throughput of casualties and improve the removal of contaminants from the skin surface. Optimised methods for performing dry and wet decontamination are presented that may be of relevance to hospitals, as well as first responders at the scene of a chemical incident.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofEmergency Medicine Journal
dc.rightsOpen
dc.subjectmajor incidents, cbrn
dc.subjectmass incidents
dc.subjecttoxicology
dc.subjectEmergency Medicine
dc.subjectCritical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
dc.titleThe United Kingdom’s initial operational response and specialist operational response to CBRN and HazMat incidents: a primer on decontamination protocols for healthcare professionalsen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Postgraduate Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research into Topical Drug Delivery and Toxicology
dc.contributor.institutionPharmaceutics
dc.contributor.institutionToxicology
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Clinical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
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