IDENTIFY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF INCAPACITATING AGENTS
Signs and symptoms produced by incapacitating agents may not appear for up to
36 hours following exposure. Signs and symptoms of incapacitating agents include the
a. Restlessness, dizziness, or giddiness.
b. Confused, erratic, or inappropriate behavior.
c. Lack of coordination; stumbling or staggering.
d. Dryness of mouth.
f. Blurred vision; pupil dilation.
g. Stomach cramps; vomiting.
Dry, flushed skin.
l. Urinary retention.
TREAT AN INCAPACITATING AGENT CASUALTY
a. Mask the Casualty. Mask the casualty if he is not already masked and he is
not capable of putting on his mask and hood himself.
b. Reassure the Casualty. Have a friendly, but firm, attitude toward the
casualty. If the casualty is incoherent or cannot comprehend what is being said, do not
try to carry on a conversation.
c. Protect Casualty. Keep the casualty as calm as possible. Remove the
casualty from the chemical environment if possible. Restrain the casualty if needed.
d. Decontaminate the Casualty. After the casualty is removed from the
chemical environment (protective shelter, and so forth), decontaminate the casualty
using soap and water or an M258A1 skin decontamination kit. If possible, have another
soldier perform the decontamination procedures (buddy-aid).