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Subject: USCENTCOM POLICY ON US FORCES USE OF DIAZEPAM  15 OCT 90        

Box  ID: BX000457

Document Number:          6

Folder Title: TACTICAL OPNS CENTER LOGS-MSG FILE LOGS 16 OCT 90                                               

Folder Seq #:          1

Unit: ARCENT      

Parent Organzation: CENTCOM     









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                                                        VULSANT ANTIDOTE
    FOR NERVE AGENT), IS CRITICAL IN PREVENTING OR REDUCING CONVULSIONS
    AND RESULTANT BRAIN DAMAGE IN NERVE AGENT CASUALTIES. HOWEVER, THERE
    15 JUSTIFIABLE CONCERN THAT DIAZEPAM (ALSO KNOWN AS VALIUM) HAS THE
              FOR ABUSE.
        DIAZ-=PAM MUST BE ISSUED TO THE INDIVIDUAL, AND READILY
    AVAILABLE WHEN NEEDED, OR IT WILL BE OF LITTLE USE IN PREVENTING
    PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE. THE BENEFITS OF INDIVIDUAL ISSUE FAR
    OUTWEIGH THE RISK-=. THE SIDE EFFECTS FROM ADMINISTERING CANA
    WITHOUT BEING EXPOSE13 TO NERVE AGENT ARE MINIMAL 'kIMPAIR@m VISUAL
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    TRACKING AND DECISION MAKING ABILITY FOR TWO TO FIVE HOURS).




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    THERE 15 NO RISK OF PROLONGED INCAPACITATION OR ADDICTION WITH A
    SINGLE UNAUTHORIZED INJECTION.
    3. SINCE CANA CONTAINS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, ALBEIT NOWHERE IN
    THE SAME CATEGORY AS A NARCOTIC, COMPONENT COMMANDERS WILL ENSURE
    ACCOUNTABILITY FOR IT WHEN ISSUEE). THIS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED
    THROUGH LOG BOOKS OR FORMS SIMILAR TO THOSE USED 'ro ISSUE WEAPONS
    OR ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING ANI) EQUIPMENT. FURTHERMORE,
    INDIVIDUALS MUST ATTEND A CLASS FOR ADMINISTERING FIRST AID TO A
    NERVE AGENT CASUALTY BEFORE BEING ISSUED THE CANA-
    4. THE INSTRUCTION WILL BE AN UPDATE OF THE BASIC FIRST-AID FOR
    A NERVE AGENT CASUALTY THAT WILL INCORPORATE CANA INTO THE
    PROCEDURES FOR BUD13Y-AID. WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO
    SUFFICIENT NERVE AGENT 50 THAT HE CAN NO LONGER HELP HIMSELF, HE
    REQUIRES BUDDY-AID. SEVERE NERVE AGENT CASUALTIES WHO CANNOT
    INJECT THEMSELVES ARE GIVEN THEIR THREE ANT1130TE SETS (ATROPINE
    AND 2 PAM CHLORIDE) IN RAPID SUCCESSION BY A BUDDY. WHEN A
    CASUALTY'S THIRD SET IS ADMINISTERED BY HIS BUDDY, THE BUDDY WILL
    THEN ADMINISTER THE CANA.
    S. THE CLASS WILL ALSO EMPHASIZE THE INDIVIDUALS' RESPONSIBILITY-
    TO SAFEGUARD THEIR CANA AUTOINJECTOR. THE INSTRUCTION WILL




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File Room = aug96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-31
Box ID = BX000457
Unit = ARCENT
Parent Organization = CENTCOM
Folder Title = TACTICAL OPNS CENTER LOGS-MSG FILE LOGS 16 OCT 90
Folder Seq # = 1
Subject = USCENTCOM POLICY ON US FORCES USE OF DIAZEPAM 1
Document Seq # = 20
Document Date =
Scan Date = 14-AUG-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 = 06-SEP-1996