Project leader: Professor Sue Hignett
The TOXI-Triage project proposed a new, integrated three-stage response to a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRNe) incident.
The project brought together international expertise and innovative research from a European network. The research determined the technology and systems needed by first-responders to enable them to respond effectively and manage mass casualties. This included how medical care and on-site decontamination could be administered rapidly. The project helped identify the processes for following up and monitoring casualties and potential casualties (including first responders) for clinical and sub-clinical exposures and environmental surveys.
The project sought to assess information and communication technologies that have potential to offer improved situational awareness with data from birds-eye and ground (individual) casualty assessment. The research into possible technologies also provided search and rescue expertise into contaminated and potentially contaminated areas, as well as identifying payloads of self-administered auto-injects antidote and offering solutions for one-to-one communication with/to casualties.