Title

What Do You Do If No One Knows What to Do?

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2010

Abstract

The Emergency Preparedness Committee in the emergency department at a Level I Trauma Center identified a knowledge gap related to hazardous materials and items (Hazmat) incidents and their associated decontamination procedures. This led to the development of a "user-friendly" resource guide for key staff, specifically charge nurses, to utilize during Hazmat situations. Implementing this reference book has significantly increased the number of identified Hazmat incidents. The staff members involved have utilized the reference book to effectively guide them through the Hazmat incidents.

Volume

17

Issue

2

First Page

109

Last Page

111

ISSN

1078-7496

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Medical Education | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Trauma

PubMedID

20559059

Department(s)

Department of Emergency Medicine

Document Type

Article