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FA  drug overdose 2 First Aid response to swallowed poison:
  • If the person is conscious, then ask about the exposure or ingestion history.
  • Call your local poison control center (800-222-1222)
  • DO NOT give anything by mouth until advised by the poison control or emergency personnel
  • DO NOT attempt to induce vomiting.
  • DO NOT administer syrup of Ipecac
  • If unable to contact poison control then you may give frequent sips of cold milk or water (risk of emesis or aspiration)
  • Monitor and record vital signs-level of response, pulse and breathing
  • Be prepared to administer CPR, if necessary
  • Obtain medical help if symptoms continue or worsen
  • If the person is unconscious then call EMS or 911 and start CPR.

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