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Poisoning

Ingested Poisons
Recognizing ingested poisoning
Abdominal pain
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea
Burns, stains, odor near or in mouth
Drowsiness or unresponsiveness
Poison containers nearby

Care for Ingested Poisons


(1 of 2)

Determine
Age and size of victim
What was swallowed.
How much was swallowed.
When poison was ingested.

Care for Ingested Poisons


(2 of 2)

Responsive victim
Call poison control center
at 800-222-1222.
May advise to dilute,
induce vomiting, or absorb
poison.
Activated charcoal absorbs.

Unresponsive victim
Call 9-1-1.

Alcohol and Other Drug


Emergencies
Alcohol intoxication
Drug overdose

Alcohol Intoxication
Recognizing alcohol intoxication
Odor of alcohol
Unsteadiness, staggering
Confusion
Slurred speech
Nausea and vomiting
Flushed face

Care for Alcohol


Intoxication
If responsive, check breathing.
Call poison control center.
If victim becomes violent, leave and
call 9-1-1.
If victim is unresponsive and not
breathing, start CPR.

Drug Overdose
Recognizing drug overdose
Drowsiness, anxiety, agitation, or hyperactivity
Change in pupil size
Confusion
Hallucinations

Care is the same as for alcohol


intoxication.

Inhaled Poisoning
Recognizing inhaled poisoning
Headache
Breathing difficulty
Chest pain
Nausea and vomiting
Dizziness and visual changes
Unresponsiveness

Care for Inhaled


Poisoning
Remove victim from environment.
Call 9-1-1.
Check responsiveness and breathing, and
provide care as needed.
Try to determine the substance involved.

Chemical Safety at the


Worksite
OSHA Hazard Communication Standards
(HCS)
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Plant Poisoning (1 of 2)
Poison ivy
Poison oak
Poison sumac

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Plant Poisoning (2 of 2)
Recognizing plant
poisoning
Rash
Itching
Redness
Blisters
Swelling

Care for Plant Poisoning


Clean skin with soap and water as soon
as possible.
For mild reaction:
Lukewarm bath and colloidal oatmeal
Calamine lotion

For more serious reaction:


Seek medical care.
Prescribed corticosteroid may be needed.