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first aid for pesticide poisoning
what is the very first thing u should do when someone has been poisoned?
why should ur doctor know which pesticides u normally use?
so that he can obtain the antidote n keep it on hand.
what is most important to do if the poison is on the victims skin or in his eyes?
wash with large quantities of running water.
what do u do first if the victim has inhaled the poison? how do u protect yourself?
carry patient to fresh air immediately. wear a air supplied respirator if victim is in a enclosed space.
if a person has swallowed a poison, u should always make him vomit except in 3 cases. name them?
yes. allow a professional to give first aid advice for poison that has been ingested.
what absorbers can be used for swallowing poison? how r they used?
activateed charcoal, used to absorb many poisons. milk in water, used to dilute poisons quickly. milk of magnesia, used to dislute acids.
why shouldnt workers carry atropine?
atropine can be poisonous if misused. it should never be used to prevent poisoning.
desrcibe shock? what can be done for it?
the skin will be pale, moist, cold n clammy. eyes r vacant with dilated pupils. breathing is shallow and irregular. the pulse is very weak, rapid n irregular, victim may be unconscience.
raise legs above head, keep warm, keep quiet, reassure often.
where do u get the water u need for pesticide first aid?
a thermos or large plastic bottle( at least one quart ) of clean water, kept in a first aid kit. ponds, hoses or running streams if available.
what r poison control centers?
they give pertinent information on all types of poisonings and their treatment.