Demonstrate the assessment and management of patients suspected of suffering from poisoning.
Demonstration should include the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, assessment, and management of
- carbon monoxide poisoning
- nerve agents poisoning
- inhaled poisons
- ingested poisons
- injected poisons
- absorbed poisons
- alcohol intoxication and withdrawal
- opiate overdose.
Demonstration also includes identifying how and when to contact a poison control center and knowing the antidotes for specific poisons.
- What is a poison?
- What are the two main types of food poisoning?
- What clues at the scene would help an EMT identify the cause of a patient’s illness?
- What is the most commonly abused drug in the United States?