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Poisonings/Bites. Can you identify these poisonous plants and insects?. 3. 4. 1. 2. 5. What first aid care could you provide if you came in contact with one of these poisonous plants or insects?. Poisons -ingested -inhaled -absorbed -injected. Page 69. Symptoms of Poisonings

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Poisonings bites

Poisonings/Bites


Poisonings bites

Can you identify these poisonous plants and insects?

3.

4.

1.

2.

5.

What first aid care could you provide if you came in contact with one of these poisonous plants or insects?


Poisonings bites

Poisons

-ingested

-inhaled

-absorbed

-injected

Page 69


Poisonings bites

Symptoms of Poisonings

-nausea/vomiting

-diarrhea

-chest/abdominal pain

-breathing difficulty

-sweating

-loss of consciousness

-burning/tearing eyes

-swelling

-seizures

-burn injuries

-headache

-dizziness

-weakness

-irregular pupil size

-abnormal skin color

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Poisonings bites

  • Poisonous Plants

  • Identify plant.

  • Apply cream/antibiotic

  • Do not itch.

Poison Ivy

Poison Oak

Poison Sumac

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  • Insect Bites

  • Scrape stinger away with credit card.

  • Wash site with soap and water.

  • *Apply cold pack

  • Observe victim for signs of allergic reaction.

  • *Optional

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  • Tick

  • Remove tick with tweezers-pull slowly, steadily. (If you cannot remove tick, obtain medical care.) DO NOT BURN TICK

  • Apply antiseptic (cleaning alcohol)

  • Observe site and victim for signs of fever/rash/allergic reaction.

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Poisonings bites

  • Scorpion

  • Call 911.

  • While waiting for EMS to arrive, wash wound and apply cold pack to reduce swelling.

  • Observe victim for changes in consciousness.

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  • Snake

  • Call 911.

  • Wash wound.

  • Immobilize affected part.

  • Keep affected area lower than the heart.

  • Minimize victim’s movements.

  • DO NOT APPLY ICE

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Poisonings bites

  • Marine Life

  • Jellyfish

  • Call 911.

  • Soak injured part in vinegar (rubbing alcohol or baking soda paste).

  • DO NOT USE FRESH WATER OR AMMONIA

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  • Sting ray, sea urchin, spiny fish

  • Call 911.

  • Flush wound with water.

  • Soak wound in nonscalding hot water.

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Poisonings bites

  • Domestic Animal

  • Call 911.

  • Control bleeding.

  • (Do not wash wound if it is severe.)

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Poisonings bites

Camel Spiders


Poisonings bites

Can you identify these poisonous plants and insects?

3.

1.

4.

2.

5.

What first aid care could you provide if you came in contact with one of these poisonous plants or insects?


Poisonings bites

  • You and a friend are hiking on a trail in the Owyhee desert. Your friend is a considerable distance back. As you round a corner, you hear your friend yell in the distance. You turn around to say, “What?”. But when you turn around, you see your friend half-limping, half-running down the trail toward you. You run to your friend and hear him/her gasp out “Snake”. You look to see that your friend’s gastrocnemius is bleeding.

  • Is this situation life-threatening or non life-threatening? Explain.

  • Should you call 911?

  • What care can you provide?


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