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.

Contingency Medical Countermeasures for Mass Nerve-Agent Exposure: Use of Pharmaceutical Alternatives to Community Stockpiled Antidotes

This work is intended to serve as a resource of pharmaceutical options that may be available to communities when faced with a mass human exposure to a nerve agent and inadequate supplies of medical countermeasures.