Poisons, etc - Anthony Petrillo Leadership Education and...

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Anthony Petrillo Leadership Education and Training II References: Jones, Clayton E. First Aid and CPR Level 1/National Safety Council - 2 nd ed. Boston, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1993. United States (1987). First Aid for Poisoning and Overdoses: NAVMED P-5095, Washington, DC: Naval Medical Command, Dept. of the Navy First Aid . Irving, Texas: Boy Scouts of America 2007 Printing, 2007. Pruit, B.E. Army JROTC Leadership Education and Training (LET 2) - A Character and Leadership Development Program . Pearson Custom Publishing.
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injures, or impairs a person” (NAVMED P-5095, revision 1987). If somebody is poisoned, it is vital that they receive help right away. You may be the only thing standing between that person and death. It is very important to know how to properly treat poisoning because improper treatment could result in severe injury to or the death of the person whom you are treating. Before you can treat poisoning, you need to be able to recognize it. There are two major kinds of poisoning. The first type is inhaled poisoning. Smoke, carbon monoxide and poisonous fumes are examples of inhaled poisons. Some symptoms of inhaled poisoning include coughing, shortness of breath, pale skin, dizziness, nausea and chest pain. A victim of inhaled poisoning must be moved to an area with fresh air immediately; however, if you cannot safely get to the victim, do not attempt to rescue him/her. You do not want to become a victim yourself because having two victims is much worse than having one. If you suspect inhalation poisoning, you need to call 911 immediately. Check the person’s airway, breathing, and circulation (ABCs). If necessary, open the victim’s airway. You may perform chest compressions, but do not perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation because doing so will put you at risk to becoming poisoned yourself.
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