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Letter in response to ‘UK’s initial operational response and specialist operational response to CBRN and HazMat incidents: a primer on decontamination protocols for healthcare professionals’’
  1. Clément Derkenne1,
  2. Franck Calamai1,
  3. Bertrand Prunet2
  1. 1 Emergency Medical Department, Paris Fire Brigade, Paris, France
  2. 2 Val-de-Grâce Military Health Academy, Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to Clément Derkenne, Emergency Medical Department, Paris Fire Brigade, Paris 75017, France; clement.derkenne{at}gmail.com, clement.derkenne{at}pompiersparis.fr

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Dear Editor,

We read with great interest the recently published guidance by Chilcott and colleagues on UK’s initial operational response and specialist operational response to CBRN and HazMat incidents.1

Their main point is to insist on the importance of the spot decontamination, which also seems to us to be the predominant point concerning the care of victims. This is the emergency disrobe and dry decontamination …

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  • Contributors CD, FC and BP drafted the manuscript.

  • Funding This study was supported by institutional funding from the Emergency Medical Department of the Paris Fire Brigade, Paris, France.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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