First Aid for Poisoning Victims


Food poisoning is very apt to occur if not careful in storing or cooking food. In addition, materials such as household cleaners or detergents also contain chemicals that are harmful if swallowed. The victim of poisoning needs to be addressed immediately.

Immediately call the paramedics or take the victim to the nearest hospital. Include all the information about the age, type of poison ingested, how much poison is ingested, when the event occurs, the victim suffered vomiting or not and how long it take to bring the victim to the hospital.

Emergency treatment can be given to victims of poisoning include:

1. Reduce levels of toxins that remain in the stomach by giving the victim to drink water or milk as soon as possible. Do not give juice or vinegar to neutralize the poison.

2. Try to remove toxins by stimulating vomiting.

3. Keep the victim to vomit with her face down with the head lower than the body down, so that victims do not choke.

4. Take the victim immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room.

5. Do not give drinks or trying to regurgitate the contents of the victim's stomach when he was in a stupor. Do not try to vomit it up if you do not know what poison is swallowed.

6. Do not try to regurgitate the victim when ingesting materials is like toilet cleaner, stainless liquid, bleach, washing powder, gasoline, kerosene, paint thinner and lighter fluid.

Acid will cause more damage to the stomach or esophagus if vomited. While petroleum products that can be spewed into the lungs and cause pneumonia. The proper First Aid for Poisoning Victims can minimize the danger safe the victim's life.