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…..cross-contamination risk with others.
If poisoning has occurred through environmental contamination, those affected will need to be removed from the immediate area to a safe place. Once the emergency services or trained responders arrive at the scene, they will initiate a management plan that defines three zones allowing this to happen. The three zones are;
- The “hot” zone which will surround the contaminated environment.
- The “warm” zone where those contaminated people are placed, and then decontamination processes are undertaken. You will see those involved in the process wearing Personal Protective Equipment. This area is a controlled area where the poisonous material is present but containment.
- The “cold” zone is where those who have been decontaminated are placed once they pose no additional risk to others.
Tomorrow we will look at where someone requires resuscitation but is contaminated by a poison.
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