f. Severe muscular twitching and general weakness.
g. Involuntary urination and defecation (loss of bladder and bowel control).
j. Respiratory failure (breathing stops).
8-12. ADMINISTERING BUDDY-AID TO A SEVERE NERVE AGENT CASUALTY
If you are not protected from the nerve agent, first put on your protective mask
and hood and, if needed, administer one set of nerve agent antidote to yourself before
a. Position the Casualty on His Back.
Stand near the casualty's head and left shoulder, facing the casualty's
As some casualties will be moving or flailing about, approaching from the
casualty's head and left shoulder will help to protect you from accidental
Squat low, facing the casualty's feet.
through your protective clothing.
If the soldier is lying on his front, roll him so that the casualty is on his
b. Mask the Casualty. If the casualty is not masked, put the casualty's
protective mask on him. If the casualty is wearing his mask, make sure that the mask is
correctly sealed. The procedures below assume that the casualty is not masked.
Open the casualty's mask carrier and remove the protective mask.
Hold the mask so that the lenses are facing you.
(3) Open the mask by placing your fingers inside the mask and thumbs
outside the cheek pouches.