Flashcards in Accidnetal Poisoning Deck (10):
At what age are accidental poisoning most common?
2 years old
If a child swallows a potentially poisonous substance, what should be done first?
Call for medical help!
Should vomiting be induced after ingestion of gasoline?
No-not for gas or any other petroleum products
When taking a child to the ER after accidental poisoning has occurred what must accompany the child to the ER?
The suspected poison
An elderly client is a (high/low) risk for accidental poisoning?
High-due too poor eyesight
What types of chemicals cause burns to oral mucosa when ingested?
Lye, caustic cleaners
Children at highest risk for seizure activity after ingestion are those who have swallowed______and_____.
Drugs and insecticides
Can impaired skin integrity ever be an appropriate nursing diagnose when poisoning has occurred?
Yes, when lye or caustic agents have been ingested.
School age children are (high/low) risk for accidental poisoning.