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  1. General Care of Bites and Stings
    Categories: First Aid & Wilderness & Outdoor

    General Care of Bites and Stings

    General care of bites and stings: Immediately wash the bite or sting with soap and water if available, or use antiseptic wipes if soap and water are not available. Put an ice pack on the affected area with a cloth barrier between the ice and skin. If treating a bee sting, remove the stinger first (see below). Never attempt to...
  2. Poison Prevention Week
    Categories: Child Safety

    Poison Prevention Week

    This is National Poison Prevention Week - a few reminders about the dangers of poisoning and how to deal with a poisoning emergency. Remember that while we often think of a child ingesting something the should not as "poisoning", there are in fact many forms of poisoning, and you should learn about them all: » Signs and Symptoms of Poisoning »...
  3. Treating Swallowed / Ingested Poisons
    Categories: First Aid

    Treating Swallowed / Ingested Poisons

    Call 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...
  4. What to do: Convulsions from Poisoning
    Categories: First Aid

    What to do: Convulsions from Poisoning

    Call 9-1-1 or EMS immediately. Call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222. If the casualty is experiencing convulsions: Place the casualty in a location where he/she will not injure himself or herself. This usually means laying the casualty on the floor, away from walls and heavy or sharp objects. Place a soft pillow or clothing under the head if possible. Do...

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