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Symptomatic Riot Agent Exposure Medical Directive

A Primary Care Paramedic or an Advanced Care Paramedic may provide the treatment prescribed in this Medical Directive if authorized.

Indications

Known or suspected exposure to a riot agent with signs and symptoms of a riot agent exposure.

Conditions

Topical Anaesthetic Eye Drops
Age N/A
LOA N/A
HR N/A
RR N/A
SBP N/A
Other N/A

Contraindications

Topical Anaesthetic Eye Drops
Allergy or sensitivity to local anaesthetics

Treatment

 Consider TOPICAL ANAESTHETIC EYE DROPS
   Route
TOP
Dose 2 gtts/eye
Max. single dose 2 gtts/eye
Dosing interval 10 MIN
Max. # of doses N/A

Clinical Considerations

For skin or mucous membrane contact, ensure thorough irrigation.

For eye exposure, remove patient`s contact lenses if applicable prior to initiating treatment. Use anaesthetic eye drops for comfort and then irrigate eyes with normal saline for at least 15 minutes

Contact

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
5700 Yonge Street, 6th Floor
Toronto, ON M2M 4K5

416-327-7900

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