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22 December 2011

Use of individual auto-injector kits ‘IZAS-05’ on the contemporary battlefield

Radosław Ziemba

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.882188

Med Sci Monit 2012; 18(1): SR1-8

Abstract

In crisis situations, such as transportation catastrophes, terrorist attacks or contamination with chemical warfare agents, it is crucial to properly organize and sensibly conduct rescue operations. Among chemical warfare agents, the most toxic ones are the derivatives of organophosphorus compounds.
An individual auto-injector kit ‘IZAS-05’ contains auto-injectors, which are devices designed for intramuscular administration of drugs in self-aid or buddy-aid on the battlefield.
This paper describes in detail the components of the ‘IZAS-05’ kit, as well as its mode of use and possible contraindications.

Keywords: Military Medicine - instrumentation, Injections, Intramuscular - instrumentation, First Aid - instrumentation, Chemical Warfare Agents - toxicity, Poisoning - drug therapy, Syringes, War

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