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Flashcards in T2-Poisoning: Heavy metals, corrosives, hydrocarbons, and plants Deck (9):
1

Why is iron one of the primary ingested vitamins?

-Readily avaliable
-Packaged in large quantities
-Dont put it in safety closures--Parents don't recognize its toxicity
-Candy coated appearance
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2

Toxicity of heavy metals ranges from what?

Vomiting hematemesis, diarrhea, bloody stools, gastric pain in the first six hours to systemic toxicity and death

3

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

4

Organic compounds containing hydrogen and carbon and may be distillates of petroleum

Hydrocarbons

5

What is the main danger with hydrocarbons?

Aspiration

6

Is chemical pneumonia fatal?

May be

7

What are examples of hydrocarbons?

Gasoline
Kerosene
Lamp oil
Furniture polish

8

What do we focus first on: ABC or the toxin?

ABC

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What do we focus on after the ABC?

Prevention of absorption and continued assessment

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