Decontamination Procedures for DEC
These are recommended procedures developed by the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children. Various localities may need to adjust the strategies depending on their resources. As local, state and federal protocols are approved and implemented, this information will be updated.
Decontamination of the children should occur prior to transport to the medical facility as medically appropriate. Removal of clothing, cleansing of the skin and hair, and new clothes are the minimum requirements for decontamination.
It is recommended that children not bring anything from their home with them when they are transported; including clothing, stuffed animals, other toys or books.