Toxidrome Recognition in Chemical Weapons Attacks
Ciottone, G. (2018). Toxidrome Recognition in Chemical Weapons Attacks. New England Journal of Medicine. 378(17): 1611-1620.
The author discusses deficiencies of existing triage systems for use with chemical agent attack casualties. He proposes a rapid-triage system for chemical warfare agents to “identify those classes of agents that require rapid treatment with antidotes, emergency airway support, and spot decontamination, and then further delineate within that group the class of agent that is present so that the correct antidote can be given.”