# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Emergency Medical Technician II Task 87055048

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

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.

Process/Skill Questions

  • 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?

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events (High School)

Emergency Preparedness Events


CPR/First Aid


Emergency Medical Technician