Card Set Information
Inhalants duration of effects.
5 minutes to 8 hours depending on the substance.
Inhalants method of administration
General indicators of inhalants are:
Residue of substance around nose and mouth
Odor of substance
Bloodshot, watery eyes
Lack of muscle control
Inhalants will cause the following symptoms in the circulatory system.
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.
Inhalants overdose signs
Inhalants will reflect the following in the eyes.
Lack of convergence
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