Nerve Agents

Agent Specific


Nerve Agent Specific Triage

Triage for Nerve Agent Casualties
Immediate (1) Effects - Unconscious, talking but not walking, moderate to severe effects in two or systems more systems (e.g., respiratory, GI, cardiac arrest. muscular, CNS)
Clinical Signs - seizing or postictal, severe respiratory distress, recent cardiac arrest
Delayed (2) Effects - recovering from agent exposure or antidote
Clinical Signs - diminished secretions, improving respiration.
Minimal (3) Effects - walking and talking
Clinical Signs - pinpoint pupils, runny nose, and mild to moderate difficulty breathing.
Expectant (4)
(limited resources)
Effects - Unconscious
Clinical Signs - Cardiac/respiratory arrest of long duration.
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