Treat Absorbed Poison

Important Information

In mild cases, patient's who absorb poison through their skin may have swelling skin, rash, itching, burning or blisters

The symptoms may be delayed; In more serious cases, patient's may also complain of difficulty breathing, fever, headache and weakness

Patient Care; Absorbed Poison

STOP - Assess and observe the scene; Has the patient come into contact with a poisonous substance?
THINK - Consider your safety and form action plan; Can the substance harm me?
ACT - Check responsiveness and Alert EMS

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