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What are the two antidotes contained in the Mark I auto-injectors?

•Atropine

•2-PAM Chloride

1

Mark I auto-injectors:

What are the pre-measured amounts of Atropine and 2-PAM CI in the auto-injector?

•atropine: 2 mg

•2-PAM Cl: 600 mg

2

Mark I auto-injectors:

The auto-injector is used to combat exposure to what?

Nerve agents

3

Mark I auto-injectors:

Which antidote in the auto-injector stops the effect of the nerve agent by blocking the effects of over stimulation?

Atropine

This antidote relieves the smooth muscle construction in the lungs and gastrointestinal tract and dries up the respiratory tract secretions.

4

Mark I auto-injectors:

Which antidote in the auto-injector is used to restore normal function by removing the nerve agent?

2-PAM Cl

This antidote is effective at re-establishing normal skeletal muscle contraction and relieves twitching and paralysis of respiratory muscles.

5

Mark I auto-injectors:

Which antidote in the auto-injector should always be given first to reverse the effects of the nerve agent on the respiratory system?

Atropine

6

Mark I auto-injectors:

Should the auto-injector be given to a member who has been exposed to a nerve agent but presents no symptoms?

No, only when symptoms are present

7

Mark I auto-injectors:

Who is able to administer the auto-injector to a civilian?

Paramedics

8

Mark I auto-injectors:

True or False?
All personnel have to remove themselves from the affected area and initiated emergency decontamination before administering the auto-injector.

True

9

Mark I auto-injectors:

True or False?
Do not administer the auto-injector for mild symptoms of nerve agent exposure

True

Mild symptoms are pinpoint pupils with eye pain and runny nose

10

Mark I auto-injectors:

Any patient sick enough to receive even one dose from the auto-injector should immediately be placed under medical observation for at least ___ hours

24

11

Mark I auto-injectors:

___ to ___ minutes after the intra-muscular injection of 2 PAM CI has been administered, mild to moderate pain may be experienced at the site of injection

40 to 60

12

Mark I auto-injectors:

When auto-injector use is indicated, the recommended procedure is to inject the contents of the auto-injector where on the body?

the anterolateral thigh (through the pocket).

13

Mark I auto-injectors:

The color of the safety cap for the atropine is ____.
The color of the safety cap for the 2-PAM Cl is ____.

•yellow

•grey

14

Mark I auto-injectors:

What color is the end of the atropine side of the auto injector?
What color is the end of the 2-PAM Cl side of the auto injector?

•green

•black

15

Mark I auto-injectors:

When applying the auto-injector, hold firmly in place for ___ seconds, then remove. Massage the area of injection.

10 sec

16

Mark I auto-injectors:

The Mark I auto-injector kit has a ___ year shelf life

5

17

Mark I auto-injectors:

The auto-injector shall be stored where in the apparatus?

Store in marked bag in first aid compartment

18

Mark I auto-injectors:

A Mark I kit damaged or unserviceable must be exchanged how?

One for one basis

19

Mark I auto-injectors:

Replacement of lost or stolen kits shall be requested how?

F-225 to Bureau of Emergency Services with an F-80 Stores Requisition

20

Mark I auto-injectors:

Can you inject yourself with more than one unit (if available), if symptoms continue to occur after an initial treatment?

Yes

21

The Paramedic Disaster Cache Box consists of ___ Mark-I Auto Injectors for treating nerve agent exposures and ___ Amyl Nitrite Ampules (three boxes of ___ ampules each) for treating cyanide exposures.

30 mark I

36 amyl nitrite (12 in each box)

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