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Grading the Severity of a Nerve Gas Exposure

Purpose:

To grade the severity of symptoms following exposure to a nerve gas so that appropriate therapy can be given.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

T59

Description:

Patients exposed to nerve gas agents need to be rapidly triaged and appropriate therapy initiated. Patients are initially separated based on the clinical severity at the time of presentation.

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