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Flashcards in Accidnetal Poisoning Deck (10):
1

At what age are accidental poisoning most common?

2 years old

2

If a child swallows a potentially poisonous substance, what should be done first?

Call for medical help!

3

Should vomiting be induced after ingestion of gasoline?

No-not for gas or any other petroleum products

4

When taking a child to the ER after accidental poisoning has occurred what must accompany the child to the ER?

The suspected poison

5

An elderly client is a (high/low) risk for accidental poisoning?

High-due too poor eyesight

6

What types of chemicals cause burns to oral mucosa when ingested?

Lye, caustic cleaners

7

Children at highest risk for seizure activity after ingestion are those who have swallowed______and_____.

Drugs and insecticides

8

Can impaired skin integrity ever be an appropriate nursing diagnose when poisoning has occurred?

Yes, when lye or caustic agents have been ingested.

9

School age children are (high/low) risk for accidental poisoning.

High

10

Should vomiting be induced after ingestion of cleaning products?

No