Procedure Kit/Trays, Emergency, Chemical/Biochemical Agent Protection, Adult
Definition : Prepackaged collections of the devices and supplies (either custom or standard) needed for facilitating personal protection, orientation, signaling, and communication in the event of a real or potential chemical, biological, or radioactive particle environmental contamination that are intended for adult use. Items in these kits usually include a protective suit or overgarment that protects against chemical and biological agents and also against most toxic industrial material contaminations; a mask with canister filters that absorb and/or neutralize the contamination agents; chemical protective gloves and overboots; and duct tape to seal the garment. The kits also include devices to facilitate orientation of the user (e.g., flashlights, compass), signaling devices such as whistles and sirens, communication means (e.g., AM/FM radio receiver, speakers). They may also include a booklet with instructions for emergency situations and supplies for personal hygiene; emergency kits including protection for several adults are also available. 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 by a sterile wrap. Adult chemical/biological agent emergency procedure kits and trays may be stored for a long time (e.g., 10 years) in ready-to-use conditions; they are intended for emergency teams, rescuers, and the general population.
Entry Terms : "Adult Biological Agent Emergency Protection Kits" , "Adult Chemical Agent Emergency Protection Kits" , "Emergency Kits, Chemical/Biological Agent Protection, Adult"
UMDC code : 20724