atropine injector (small injector) from the plastic clip. Put the
green end of the injector against your (or your buddy's) thigh, press
firmly, hold for at least ten seconds, remove it, and massage the
area. Immediately use the 2-PAM chloride injector (large injector) in
the same manner. After using the injectors, attach them to your (or
your buddy's) shirt pocket by poking the needle through the pocket
flap and bending the needle over. If more than ten minutes have
passed and the symptoms remain, use a second MARK 1. If symptoms
remain after the second injection, use a third MARK 1 and seek medical
help. If you see liquid drops of nerve agent on the skin, use the
M258A1 Decontaminating Kit to decontaminate the skin and the M280 to
decontaminate individual equipment.
If you suspect a blister agent was used and you or a buddy has it on
skin or clothing, remove the liquid as soon as possible using the
M258A1 Skin Decontaminating Kit. If blisters form, do not break them.
Seek medical attention. If blisters are broken, however, treat them
as a conventional, open wound.
If choking agent was used and you have any symptoms, take cover, keep
warm, and move only if you must.
If an agent was used and you must vomit, lift your mask and vomit. If
you vomit in your mask, lift your mask and remove the vomit. Be sure
to reseal and clear your mask before breathing again.
If any kind of agent gets into your eyes, hold your breath
and rinse each eye with water from your canteen. Turn your
head to keep the contaminated water from getting on your
skin or clothes.
When chemical or toxic agents get on your skin or equipment, you have
to perform basic soldier skills decontamination. Use the M258A1 Skin
Decontamination Kit to decontaminate your skin and the M280 (DKIE) to
decontaminate your equipment.
the tactical situation permits. It is done at special sites
designated by the commander.