Treatment of Chemical Agent Casualties and Conventional Military Chemical Injuries [open pdf - 27KB]
This manual serves as a guide and a reference for trained members of the Armed Forces Medical Services and other medically qualified personnel on the recognition and treatment of chemical agent casualties and conventional military chemical injuries. Additionally, this manual provides information on first aid (self-aid, buddy aid, and combat lifesaver (CLS) aid) for these casualties. The manual is divided in two parts. Part One covers the recognition and treatment of nerve agents, incapacitating agents, blister agents (vesicants), lung-damaging agents (choking agents), and blood agents (cyanogens) casualties. Part Two covers the recognition and treatment of injuries caused by riot control agents, smokes, incendiary agents, and other noxious industrial-type chemicals.