Ch16 - Chapter 16 Poisoning OBJECTIVE 1: LIST THE FOUR WAYS...

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Chapter 16 Poisoning OBJECTIVE 1: LIST THE FOUR WAYS POISONS ENTER THE BODY. Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Hard 1. The four ways that a poison can enter a person’s body are— a. By being inhaled, through the skin, on the skin or by being injected. b. Through the lungs, by being swallowed, through the skin or by being injected. c. By being injected, by being inhaled, through eating/swallowing or by being ingested. d. By being absorbed, through the lungs, through the skin or by being injected. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 2. Poisoning is defined as when— a. An internal substance that results in injury, illness or death exits the body. b. An exposure to an external substance that can cause injury, illness or death enters the body. c. A foreign gas or liquid causes a person to die. d. Toxins build up in the bloodstream as a result of repeated exposure. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Easy 3. A poison is _____. Any substance that can cause injury, illness or death when introduced into the body Class: Apply, Difficulty: Average Match the following types of poisoning with the source that might produce that type of poisoning: 4. c Inhaled poison 5. b Absorbed poison 6. d Ingested poison 7. a Injected poison a. A bee or wasp b. A lawn fertilizer/pesticide spreader c. Kerosene space heater
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d. Uncooked shellfish OBJECTIVE 2: IDENTIFY THE SIGNALS OF POISONING. Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Easy 8. A victim of poisoning will generally look ill and might have trouble breathing, have pain in the chest or abdomen or be vomiting. List five more signals a poisoning victim may exhibit. Nausea Diarrhea Sweating Loss of consciousness Seizures Headache Dizziness Weakness Irregular pupil size Burning or tearing eyes Abnormal skin color Burns around the lips or tongue or on the skin Class: Synthesize, Difficulty: Average 9. A victim you are helping is conscious and alert but is complaining of a severe headache, pain in his or her abdomen and nausea. You observe that the person’s lips and mouth are very red and swollen. You suspect that the victim might have been exposed to a poison. What first question might you ask the victim to help confirm your suspicion? a. What is your name and where do you live? b. How much poison did you swallow? c. How long have you been feeling this way? d.
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