Scientific research into decon of patients led by NARU

HART Albermarle 3The first phase of a scientific research programme being led by NARU into reviewing the rinse-wipe-rinse non-ambulant decontamination process is now complete.

Project SILUS was run by Professor Rob Chilcott and the University of Hertfordshire and centred on a detailed analysis of the decon process using mannequins and simulant agent.

The review resulted in a reduction from 12mins down to a 5mins turnaround cycle.

The next phase of the project is to validate the data with live subjects and phase 3 will then look at what IOR looks like for non-ambulant casualties.

For more details contact gerry.byrne@wmas.nhs.uk