Video: Decontamination of Children (27:24)
Decontamination of Children (HHS/AHRQ): about this video
Provides a step-by-step decontamination demonstration in real time, and trains clinicians about the nuances of treating infants and children, who require special attention during decontamination.
For example, children may be frightened not only by the emergency situation itself, but also by the decontamination process as well.
Decontamination of children also takes longer than decontamination of adults.
chemical decontamination of children; many aspects of radiation decontamination are similar. Explains why it is very important for health care institutions to establish a pediatric-specific decontamination plan and train to implement it.
Some of the important differences between chemical decontamination (shown in the video) and
radiation decontamination (not shown in the video) include:
Source of this video
The staff at Children's Hospital Boston and Michael and Shannon, M.D., M.P.H., formerly Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine of Children's Hospital Boston, are featured in the video.
This video was originally produced in 2005 with funding from HHS/AHRQ.
The AHRQ page describing the original video This video is now also hosted on the REMM web site YouTube channel.