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    NMRTC-CC decon team cleans up in training exercise

    NMRTC-CC decon team cleans up in training exercise

    Photo By Dale Davis | Members of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Corpus Christi’s...... read more read more



    Story by Dale Davis 

    Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas

    Sailors from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Corpus Christi participated in semi-annual First Receiver Operations Training November 30 – December 2.

    The training is designed to educate personnel on life-saving skills required to triage, initiate field treatment, decontaminate and save victims from Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN), or hazardous materials exposure.

    During the three-day training, members of the clinic’s Decontamination Incident Response Team performed inventory and functional inspections on decontamination equipment and learned about hazardous materials, contaminating agents, personal protective equipment and how to process patients through a decontamination station.

    The training evolution culminated in a real-world scenario, where team members were measured on their ability to react to an exposure event.

    As part of the measured exercise, decontamination team members were timed in two areas: mission capable, where four team members were required to fully dress out in personal protective equipment and ready to receive patients in less than 15 minutes, and fully capable, where a decontamination station is set up and all team members are dressed out in personal protective equipment and ready to receive process patients in less than 20 minutes.

    During the exercise, NMRTC Corpus Christi’s decontamination response team completed both portions before the allotted time, reaching the mission capable mark at 4 minutes, and achieving full dress out and set up in 9 minutes and 30 seconds.

    Following the timed portion of the exercise, the decontamination team practiced receiving ambulatory and non-ambulatory casualties. Team members assessed the simulated casualties to determine the extent of their injuries before routing them to the decontamination station, a pressurized, heated water shower system, were they were washed down with sponges and a soap solution.

    NMRTC Corpus Christi’s Decontamination Incident Response Team holds monthly training in preparation for the semi-annual recertification.



    Date Taken: 12.02.2021
    Date Posted: 12.07.2021 14:04
    Story ID: 410626
    Location: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, US 

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