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Unformatted text preview: • Cancer • Impairs ability to recognize and fight bacteria & viruses • Damage to pituitary and functioning of sex hormones Signs of Alcohol Poisoning • Unconscious or semi-conscious and cannot be awakened • Cold • Clammy • Pale or bluish skin • Slow breathing (less than 8 breaths per minute) • Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths) • Vomiting while “sleeping” or passed out • Not waking up after vomiting Alcohol Poisoning • Death from alcohol • Two ways this happens o CNS and respiratory depression o Inhalation of vomit or fluid into the lungs Signs: • Can’t get him/her to wake up • Irregular breath • Cool, pale bluish skin • Irregular breathing (10 sec + between breaths) “Space and Pace” • Refrain from drinking • Alternate alcoholic drinks with glasses of water • Drink slowly • Eat something before and during drinking • Space drinks over a period of time • Stick to drink limits...
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This document was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course HLTH 140 at Maryland.
- Fall '08