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Poisonings

Types of poisons, signs/symptoms, and treatment.

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What are the 4 types of poisons? Ingested, inhaled, absorbed, and injected.
How do ingested poisons enter the body? By swallowing; through the mouth.
When an ingested poison is treated at the hospital, what is one thing a physician may do to treat the patient? Activated charcoal, whole bowel irrigation, deliver antidotes.
When a person has inhaled a poison, what is one of the first most important things to do? As long as it is safe to approach the person, remove him/her from the source and place in fresh air immediately.
How do absorbed poisons enter the body? Through the skin.
How do injected poisons enter the body? Through bites, stings, and needles.
When a person witnesses or suspects a potential poisoning, what is the first thing that should be done? Call 911 and/or the poison control center.
What is one way to prevent a poisoning from happening? Keep all medicines, household cleaners, and other dangerous chemicals in a locked cabinet out of reach of children.
What are 3 substances that can cause a poisoning? Contaminated foods, cleaning products, chemicals, pesticides, drugs/alcohol, etc.
What are some symptoms of a poisoning? Difficulty breathing, nausea/vomiting, unconsciousness, headache, chest pain/tightness, burning of the mouth, eyes, nose, and throat, dizziness, irritation/burning/itching of the skin, and abnormal pulse/respiration.
Created by: hilary2112