Treat Ingested Poison

Important Information

Different chemicals cause different reactions within the body; In general, people who have ingested poison may have burns or stains around the mouth, excessive salivation, sweating, nausea and tear formation

Their breath may smell like chemicals and they may have difficulty breathing; Vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, drowsiness and unconsciousness may occur

Patient Care; Ingested Poison

STOP - Assess and observe the scene; Is there a poisonous substance nearby?
THINK - Consider your safety and form action plan; Can the substance harm me?
ACT - Check responsiveness and Alert EMS

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