Ask the casualty to describe any symptoms.
Check for symptoms of chemical agent poisoning.
c. Establish priorities for treating the casualties.
(a) The casualty shows no signs and symptoms of chemical agent.
(b) Life-threatening conventional injuries are evident.
(a) The casualty shows signs and symptoms of severe chemical agent
(b) The casualty has no conventional injuries.
(a) Mild signs and symptoms of chemical agent are present.
(b) There are conventional injuries that are not life threatening.
(a) There are no signs and symptoms of chemical agent poisoning.
(b) There are no life-threatening conventional injuries.
(a) There are severe signs and symptoms of chemical agent poisoning
with life-threatening conventional injuries.
(b) There are no conventional injuries but patient is not breathing
ROUTE CASUALTIES THROUGH THE EMERGENCY TREATMENT AREA
a. Ambulatory casualties may be routed through the decontamination area and
directed to use self-aid or buddy-aid to decontaminate themselves. Ambulatory
casualties may also be directed to use the unit personnel decontamination area in
accordance with local SOP.