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AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AIDRESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES FOURTH EDITION Copyright 2006 by The

HOW POISONS ENTER THE BODY Inhalation Breathing substances into the lungs

Ingestion Swallowing a poison

Absorption Through the skin

Injection Bites, stings, needles

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Poison Control Center1-800-222-1222New National number! The number can always be found inside the front cover of the phone book. (Federal law)

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Washington State PCCBusiest PCC in the nation 140,000 calls/year are calls for children under 5 PCC information is updated every 3 months

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Major cause of adult poisonings:

Not reading and following label directions!AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES FOURTH EDITION Copyright 2006 by The American

Call 911 if you forget the PCC # Call 1-800-222-1222 Info to provide when calling: age and weight of the patient What was taken brand style dose amount time of poisoning

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Ingested poisons

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May require use ofSyrup of Ipecac Use only on advice of poison control center Not to be used: with corrosive or petroleum products if victim is unconscious is pregnant

is in seizureAMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AIDRESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES FOURTH EDITION Copyright 2006 by The

Symptoms:

headache dizzy irritability

chest painunconsciousAMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES FOURTH EDITION Copyright 2006 by The American

Treatment:get to fresh air

may require oxygen so you may need to call 911be ready to do rescue breathing

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Commonly inhaled poisonsCleaning products CO and CO2 byproducts of combustion dont barbecue inside use caution with engines, heaters and stoves PAM and other aerosols

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Absorbed Poisons Chemicals flush skin with gallons of water 10-15 minutes minimum Start flushing immediately Call Poison Center while flushing

Brush off dry chemicals before flushing

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Absorbed Poisons: Poison Ivy Wash with soap and water Calamine or Hydrocortisone

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Poison Ivy

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Poison Ivy in the Fall

Poison Ivy berriesAMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AIDRESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES FOURTH EDITION Copyright 2006 by The

Things that bite Spiders Bees, wasps & hornets Ticks Snakes Animals HumansAMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES FOURTH EDITION Copyright 2006 by The American

Good Idea:When you travel, investigate the local hazards Examples:Scorpions Box jelly fish Marine life Local snakes

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AnaphylaxisAllergic reaction to Medications Food Stings

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Signs of anaphylaxis Itching Redness Swelling Progressing to: Tightness in the chest Difficulty breathing Unconsciousness

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CARE FOR ANAPHYLAXIS CALL EMS personnel immediately. Position the victim to aid breathing.

Monitor breathing and consciousness.Reassure the victim.

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Snake Bite

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Tail of a Rattler

CARE FOR SNAKEBITES Wash the wound, if possible. Immobilize the affected part. Keep the affected part lower than the heart.

CALL EMS personnel immediately. DO NOT: Dont cut and suck Dont apply electrical current

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BROWN RECLUSE

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DAY 3

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DAY 5

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DAY 6

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DAY 9

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DAY 10

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Hobo Spider

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BLACK WIDOW SPIDER

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As viewed from the bottom

Ticks

and how should you remove a tick ??AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AIDRESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES FOURTH EDITION Copyright 2006 by The

Removing a tick

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Dont coat the tick with Vaseline Dont douse it with kerosene Dont burn it out with a match, cigarette, propane torch, flame thrower especially after you covered it with kerosene

None of these techniques will cause the tick to drop off any sooner than they would have on their own.

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Be wary of animals that are acting abnormallyAMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AIDRESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES FOURTH EDITION Copyright 2006 by The

The human mouth carries 47 different types of bacteria. A human bite will get infected.AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AIDRESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES FOURTH EDITION Copyright 2006 by The

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