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Thursday, January 19, 2023

CBRNE and HAZMAT

EMOttawa - By Patrick Fisk - January 19, 2023
This post seeks to provide some insights and discussion around CBRNE events (Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear and Explosive). We want to review procedures within a mass casualty CBRNE event, principles related to decontamination, PEE, and review the management of potential chemical agents.
CBRNE and HAZMAT
Refers to incidents where patients are exposed to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive or hazardous material either intentionally or accidentally. The nature of these incidents often results in multiple people being exposed to the agent or there being concurrent trauma.
These events all carry with it a higher mortality and morbidity than the isolated trauma associated with the incident. Be it through direct physiological consequences of the agents or, more likely, through delays in treatment. There may also be secondary increase in mortality and morbidity to those that are not involved in the incident itself due to diversion of resources.