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Forms of Decontamination
- Emergency Decon-life threatening procedure, remove bulk of hazmat from individual
- Gross Decon-prewash before decon corridor
- Technical Decon-decon corridor: tool collection,scrubs, showers,and ppe/clothing collection.
- Mass decon-large groups of people quickly decon for life saving threat
What are other forms of technical decon
Other form of technical Decon-Adsorption, Absorption, vacuuming, washing, dilution, neutralization, sterilization, Disinfection, Evaporation, Solidification
Which zone does the Decon corrdor take place?
When is decon corridor established?
prior to making entry to hot zone
What kind of PPE does the crew wear in the decon corridor
Typically same level as the crews returning from hot zone. No more than 1 level below
Tools and equipment needed for technical decon
Water collection basin, sprayers, long handled scrub brushes, soap buckets, sponges, tarps, towels, gowns, collection bins for tools, collection bags for ppe and clothing, cones for entry and exit of corridor, victim clothing/personal affects collection basin prior to arrival of decon.
What is last piece of PPE to remove from aresponder
SCBA and facemask
When would we use Mass Decon
Chemical Biological Radiological Nerve agent Explosive
What pressure to flow fog nozzles in mass casualty / emergency decon