Inhalants

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Inhalants
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2010-01-24 06:14:13
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Inhalants, Symptoms
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  1. Inhalants duration of effects.
    5 minutes to 8 hours depending on the substance.
  2. Inhalants method of administration
    Insufflated (inhaled)
  3. General indicators of inhalants are:
    • Residue of substance around nose and mouth
    • Odor of substance
    • Possible nausea
    • Slurred speech
    • Disorientation
    • Confusion
    • Bloodshot, watery eyes
    • Lack of muscle control
    • Flushed face
    • Non-comunicative
    • Intense headaches
  4. Inhalants will cause the following symptoms in the circulatory system.

    Pulse rate
    Blood pressure
    Body tempature
    • Pulse rate will be up
    • Blood pressure may be up or down depending on the substance. Down with anesthetic gases and up with volatile solvents and aerosols
    • Body tempature can present up/down or normal also depending on subject and substance used.
  5. Inhalants overdose signs
    Coma
  6. Inhalants will reflect the following in the eyes.

    HGN
    VGN
    Lack of convergence
    Pupil size
    Reaction to light
    • HGN is present
    • VGN will be present in high doses
    • Lack of convergence will be present
    • Pupil size will generally be normal, but may be dilated
    • Will have a slowed reaction to light

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