Patient Decontamination in a Mass Chemical Exposure Incident: National Planning Guidance for Communities

This guidance is directed primarily at local organizations. The subject matter considered here is limited to external contamination of living people with toxic industrial chemicals, toxic industrial materials, or chemical warfare agents in a mass casualty incident resulting from an accidental or intentional release. This guidance attempts to address the full spectrum of the decontamination response operation, from initial assessment and decision making through evaluation of decontamination effectiveness.

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