Decontamination of Children - About This Video

  • Decontamination of Children (HHS/AHRQ) provides a step-by-step decontamination demonstration in real time, and trains clinicians about the nuances of treating infants and children, who require special attention during decontamination.
    • For example, children may be frightened not only by the emergency situation itself, but also by the decontamination process as well.
    • Decontamination of children also takes longer than decontamination of adults.
  • Video focuses on chemical decontamination, but radiation decontamination is similar.
  • Some of the differences between chemical and radiation decontamination include:
  • Video, available for free, is produced by Children's Hospital of Boston with funding from HHS/AHRQ.


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