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HIMT 1141: Chapter 10
Terms in this set (11)
Substances to counter act poison
A substance taken into the body by ingestion, inhalation, injection, or absorption that interferes with normal physiological functions
Conditions where vomiting should not be induced
Ingestion of corrosive substances, volatile petroleum products, convulsants. Less than one year old, if patient isn't alert, or has cardiac or vascular disease
Cautions when caring for poisoning victim
Vomit should be saved, vital signs should be monitored, change in behavior and consciousness should be observed
Symptomatic treatment for inhalation
fresh air, oxygen, CPR and/or antidote
External poisoning of skin or eyes treatment
Flushed for 20 minutes from skin or 30 mintes from eyes. Transportation to an emergency care facility. Potential antidote.
Poisoning by sting
Cleans area, remove stinger, and apply icepack. If allergic others
Poisoning by snakebite
No tourniquet or ice. Keep patient quiet and go to emergency care facility for antivenin injections.
Populations at risk for poisoning
Children and older adults
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