Procedure Kit/Trays, Decontamination, Skin
Definition : Prepackaged collections of the necessary devices and supplies (either custom or standard) designed to decontaminate the skin either by physical removal, chemical decontamination, or a combination of both. Items in these kits typically include a ready-to-use and properly sealed decontamination agent and a set of applicators (e.g., pads, mitts) that permit quick and easy preliminary self-decontamination. 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 or wrapped. Skin decontamination kits and trays are usually intended for decontamination below hazardous levels for the individual from chemical (either warfare or toxic industrial) agents and radiation contaminated materials, and less frequently from biological agents. All products used for skin decontamination should be safe for individual health; the kits are mainly used by civil rescuers, firefighters, and military personnel.
Entry Terms : "Personal Decontamination Kits" , "Skin Decontamination Kits" , "Decontamination Kits, Skin"
UMDC code : 20568