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.
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Wojs, D. (2010). What do you do if no one knows what to do?. Journal Of Trauma Nursing: The Official Journal Of The Society Of Trauma Nurses, 17(2), 109-111. doi:10.1097/JTN.0b013e3181e73648
Emergency Medicine | Medical Education | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Trauma
Department of Emergency Medicine