Removal of contaminated clothing.
Dousing with water or washing contaminated skin areas.
Artificial respiration, mouth-to-mouth if victim is unconscious.
d. General Measures. A person with knowledge of the incident should
accompany the victim to the medical facility to inform qualified medical personnel about
Nature of the accident.
The material being use.
The first aid given.
The victim's course following exposure up to the time of his arrival at the
The poison container or a label from it should be delivered with the patient to the
a. Notification. The responsible supervisor at each military installation where
pesticides are used must ensure that the nearest medical facility is informed of the
chemicals being used, so that antidotes can be made available and medical officers will
be aware of toxic symptoms. Information regarding appropriate treatment may be
obtained from the nearest poison control center.
b. Reducing the Exposure. No matter what the nature of the poison, it is
important to reduce the exposure.
Anyone who has collapsed in an atmosphere of toxic gas should be
removed to fresh air at the earliest possible moment by soldiers with adequate
In the case of other exposures, decontamination should be carried out as
soon as the condition of the patient permits.
If poison has been taken internally, a saline laxative may be used to
speed evacuation of the gut; oil laxatives should be avoided where it is possible that an
organic solvent or a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide is involved.
If the skin has been contaminated, it should be washed thoroughly with
soap and water.