ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements  Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits
ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits

Treating Swallowed / Ingested Poisons

PoisonCall 9-1-1 or EMS immediately. Call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222. If the casualty is experiencing convulsions:

  • Call the Poison Control Center Help line immediately! 1-800-222-1222
  • Do not induce vomiting unless instructed to do so by a medical professional or the Poison Control Center. If the casualty has swallowed petroleum or a corrosive product, vomiting could cause more serious damage.
  • The casualty should never be given anything to eat or drink, including milk or water, after ingesting a poison unless instructed to do so by a medical professional or the Poison Control Center.
  • Retrieve the container the poison was in, with the label and any remaining content, and give this to the Emergency Medical Personnel or the doctor treating the poisoned casualty.

 

Also read Syrup of Ipecac & What to do: Convulsions from Poisoning

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