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Procedure Kit/Trays, Decontamination, Skin, Removal/Neutralization Resin

Definition : Prepackaged collections of the necessary devices and supplies (either custom or standard) designed to decontaminate the skin either by physical removal, chemical decontamination, or a combination of both. Items in these kits typically include a set of packets (usually two pockets with three packets each) containing a nonwoven decontamination pad impregnated with a reactive and absorbent black resin. The most commonly used resin is a mixture of a carbonaceous adsorbent, a polystyrene polymeric compound, and an ion-exchange resin. Decontamination is accomplished by opening the packet and scrubbing the skin with the impregnated pad that is both adsorbent and reactive. The kits may be supplied in supporting trays (i.e., procedure trays) consisting of a flat-bottomed receptacle with a border around the periphery supporting all the instruments and supplies needed for the procedure; the trays are usually covered or wrapped. Removal/neutralization resin decontamination kits and trays used on the skin are usually intended for decontamination below hazardous levels for the individual from chemical (either warfare or toxic industrial) agents and radiation contaminated materials, and less frequently from biological agents. All products used for skin decontamination should be safe for individual health; these kits are not intended for decontamination of wounds or for use near the eyes or mouth. The kits are mainly used by civil rescuers, firefighters, and military personnel.

Entry Terms : "M291 Decontamination Kits" , "Decontamination Kits, Skin, Removal/Neutralization Resin"

UMDC code : 20663

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