e. If the clean treatment facility (collective protective shelter or other clean
treatment area) is not collocated with the decontamination area, it may be necessary to
place the casualties in a protective patient wrap (PPW) at the shuffle pit. This will
provide protection against chemical agents while being transported to the clean
treatment facility. If PPWs (see Figure 2-1) are not available, blankets and plastic
wraps may be used to protect the casualty.
Figure 2-1. Protective patient wrap.
ROUTE A CASUALTY THROUGH THE CLEAN TREATMENT/WAITING AREA
a. Casualties are triaged by a senior medic on the clean side of the hot line.
Casualties who require further medical treatment are placed in the clean waiting area
for admission to the collective protective system. If a long waiting line develops for
casualties waiting treatment, the aidman on the clean side of the hot line retriages the