Flashcards in T2-Poisoning: Heavy metals, corrosives, hydrocarbons, and plants Deck (9):
Why is iron one of the primary ingested vitamins?
-Packaged in large quantities
-Dont put it in safety closures--Parents don't recognize its toxicity
-Candy coated appearance
Toxicity of heavy metals ranges from what?
Vomiting hematemesis, diarrhea, bloody stools, gastric pain in the first six hours to systemic toxicity and death
Corrosives: Household cleaners account over 1/2 of the poisonings reported to Southern Poison Control Center. Okay to induce vomiting?
Usually DO NOT want to induce vomiting
Organic compounds containing hydrogen and carbon and may be distillates of petroleum
What is the main danger with hydrocarbons?
Is chemical pneumonia fatal?
What are examples of hydrocarbons?
What do we focus first on: ABC or the toxin?