Note: Current recommended practice when decontaminating children is to never carry or hold infants/small children during the showering process due to the potential injury risk. Children will be slippery and squirmy when wet and could easily be dropped if carried in the decon shower. Although the AHRQ training video does show the decon team holding and carrying infants through the shower, Illinois EMS for Children does not endorse or encourage this practice.
Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC Pediatric Decontamination Checklist This checklist is designed to assist with decontamination planning and response to ensure the needs of children are met prior to, during, and after undergoing decontamination. Click here to access this checklist in a fillable format.