Place the used autoinjector(s) on the casualty.
The used autoinjectors will be attached to the casualty's clothing, but not until
all autoinjectors have been administered. There is no waiting period between
the injection of the first set and the injection of the second and third sets and
Administer the second NAAK and place the used injector(s) on the
Administer the third NAAK and place the used injector(s) on the
Administer the CANA autoinjector and place the used injector on the
Tear open the protective plastic packet and remove the injector.
(b) Grasp the injector so that the needle (black) end extends beyond
the thumb and index finger.
(c) With your other hand, pull the safety cap off the base of the
autoinjector. The autoinjector is now armed and ready to use.
(d) Place the black end of the autoinjector against the casualty's
injection site. The autoinjector should be perpendicular (90o angle) to the injection site.
(e) Inject the casualty by applying firm pressure to injector until it
pushes the needle into the injection site. Hold the injector in place for at least 10
seconds. DO NOT use jabbing motion when injecting. It may result in injury to the
(f) Carefully pull the autoinjector straight out from the injection site.
Massage the site if time permits.
Convulsive antidote, nerve agent is part of buddy-aid, but not self-aid. If you
are able to administer CANA to yourself, you do not need it.
The autoinjectors (NAAK and CANA) are administered one after another.
There is no break between injections.
(9) Gather the used autoinjectors and attach them onto the casualty's
clothing (figure 8-12) using the same procedures as used for self-aid.