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16 March 2018

Looking for Nerve Agent Response Kits?

Following the Sergei Scribal incident in Salisbury, several customers have contacted us asking for advice on putting together some form of Emergency Response Kit to deal with Nerve Agents.

The short answer is that there isn't any equipment that we would recommend that untrained first responders should purchase in the belief that it would protect them from exposure to nerve agents. We do however supply a number of agencies with various PPE items.

The treatment for patients suffering from the effects of a nerve agent attack is extremely complicated and involves autoinjectors of Atropine, Pralidoxime and Diazepam. These drugs are highly regulated and not generally available outside of the NHS and MOD. 

Early recognition of patients and bystanders who have been affected by any type of CBRN or HAZMAT substance is essential to the successful management of these incidents.

Poisoning by a nerve agent leads to contraction of pupils, profuse salivation, convulsions, and involuntary urination and defecation, with the first symptoms appearing in seconds after exposure. Death by asphyxiation or cardiac arrest may follow in minutes due to the loss of the body's control over respiratory and cardiac muscles.

NARU, the National Ambulance Resilience Unit have produced an excellent information video for Hospitals and GPs. It's called "Initial Operational Response (IOR) for the wider NHS". Some of this video will be of interest to many of our non NHS customers. Check it out at https://www.naru.org.uk/videos/ior-nhs/


For our Ambulance Service customers, NARU have produced a video just for you at 
https://naru.org.uk/videos/initial-operational-response-ior-for-nhs-ambulance-services/

There are also some very useful UK and international resources that are worth looking at for further advice:

'REMOVE, REMOVE, REMOVE' says NARU
https://naru.org.uk/remove-remove-remove-refreshed-ior-messaging-is-released-by-naru/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
https://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/na_prehospital_mmg.htm
https://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/firstresponders.htm

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/mmg/mmg.asp?id=523&tid=93

What do nerve agents do to the human body
https://www.spservices.co.uk/news/What-do-nerve-agents-do-to-the-body_313.html

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