Quick MATT related questions

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  1. Hi all,

    Couple of quick questions I realised I don't know the answer to and may need this weekend :oops:

    i) If HIDE is the mnemonic for early nerve agent symptoms, and NIMS is danger symptoms, what's the one for late symptoms?

    ii) What's the compression to release ratio for a tourniquet? 15min on, 2min off is ringing a bell, but I can't remember for sure.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. DEATH :p
  3. PRIT is the late symptoms.
    Can't exactly remember what it stands for though.
  4. You dont. Once applied it should be left for a medical proffesional to release.

    Cant remember the mnemonic at the mo, will post again in the morning when I have a look.
  5. I might be out of date but:

    Early - DRPT
    Later - HIDE
    Danger - NIMS

    Write a T on the forehead and time and leave it, as mentioned above
  6. msr

    msr LE

    Someone needs to put a wiki page together...
  7. msr, tell me how to do it and its done.
  8. msr

    msr LE

  9. Agree with Waitout; Once the tourniquet's on, it stays on; big T on the forehead and the time applied.
  10. ...And regularly check it to see if it needs updating because like everything CBRN/First aid/BCDT wise, it will be subject to change without prior notice or warning.