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Subject: CHEMICAL CASUALTY CARE                                          

Box ID: BX000047

Unit: XVIII CORPS 

Parent  Organization: ARCENT      

Folder Title: MISC NBC INFO                                                                                   

Folder Seq #:         15

Document Number:         16

Document Date: 

Scan Date: 16-APR-1996








                                DEPARTMENT OF THE   ARMY
                                                          CORPS
                          HEADQUARTERS XVIII AIRBORNE
                                  APO NEW YORK 09657



         AFZA-MD                                                 I January  1991


         MEMORANDUM FOR   SEE DISTRIBUTION
         S6BJECT. Chemical    Casualty Care


         1. Corps medical    officers and physician assistants have
         completed instruction in medical management of chemical
         casualties. They should be able to (3ptimize rapid recovery and
         return to duty of the more than 95 percent of casualties who
         initially survive   chemical agent exposure. The purpose of this
         tasking memorandum is to ensure that their knowledge is
         translated to readiness of all Corps medical soldiers and
         emphasis by commanders.

         2. Each division, separate brigade, Corps hospital and medical
         group commander will designate a medical officer     'with additional
         duty as unit chemical casualty care officer. The designated
         officer should be a graduate of the Medical Management of
         Chemical Casualties Cour"'se. He will report directly to the unit
         surgeon or, for medical units, to the unit commander on all
         matters concerning this additional duty.

         Z. The unit chemical casualty care officer will propose, staff,
         and obtain approval of initial and sustainment training programs
         -For medical soldiers in chemical casualty care, medical
         operations in a chemical environment, and far-+orward rapid
         patient decontamination. Commanders will provide the required
         time and resources for execution of training as a.'key combat
         readiness priority. The chemical casualty officer will track
         training and assess proficiency primarily through no-notice
         operational readiness exercises involving medical decision
making and decontamination of small numbers of patients +or
         maximum teaching value. He will coordinate with the unit
         operations officer for tasking exercises and.training.

        .4. The chemical casualty care officer will also track ordering
         and availability of key medical chemical defense medications,
         equipment and decontamination supplies. He will ensure that
         each ground and air evacuation vehicle! is uploaded with
         decontamination material sufficient for 4 casualties. He will
         coordinate with the unit logistics officer on all materiel
         readiness as an item of special command interest at USR
         brief itigs..-

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Document 2 f:/Week-15/BX000047/MISC NBC INFO/chemical casualty care:05039613321971
Control Fields 17
File Room = apr96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-15
Box ID = BX000047
Unit = XVIII CORPS
Parent Organization = ARCENT
Folder Title = MISC NBC INFO
Folder Seq # = 15
Subject = CHEMICAL CASUALTY CARE
Document Seq # = 16
Document Date = 01-JAN-1980
Scan Date = 16-APR-1996
Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 03-MAY-1996