e. Cool the Casualty, If Needed. If the casualty's body temperature is above
102F (39C) and his mucous membranes are dry, begin immediate cooling procedures.
Remove him from direct sunlight, spray him with cool water, and fan him to promote
Do not apply ice to the casualty.
(2) Do not begin an intravenous infusion or give the casualty anything to
drink. Dehydration is not likely and the primary dangers are vomiting and temporary
f. Position the Casualty, If Needed. If the casualty is stuporous or comatose,
turn the casualty onto his stomach with his head turned to one side. This will help to
prevent aspiration of vomitus should the casualty vomit. Monitor the casualty for
g. Evacuate the Casualty. Evacuate the casualty to a medical treatment
facility. If the casualty's temperature is above 102F or the casualty must be restrained,
evacuate him as rapidly as possible.
IDENTIFY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VOMITING AGENTS
Signs and symptoms may not occur for several minutes following exposure.
Once symptoms begin, they will increase in intensity even if the casualty has masked
following exposure. Exposure to very low concentrations will produce signs and
symptoms resembling a severe cold. Other signs and symptoms include the following:
a. Severe headache.
b. Painful, burning throat.
c. Irritation of the eyes and lacrimation.
e. Ropy saliva flow from mouth.
f. Tightness or pain in the chest.
g. Coughing and sneezing.