(10 True/False questions with explanations)
Information about a poison can be found on the Safety Data Sheet?
TRUE. The Safety data Sheet will allow the organisation to do a risk assessment as required by the COSHH regulations.
Information about a poison can be found on a workplace Risk Assessment document.
Information about a poison can be found by calling 101
FALSE: Information about a poison can be found by calling 111
If someone has swallowed a poison, try and make them vomit.
FALSE: This could cause an airway problem or in some cases additional burning.
If someone has swallowed a corrosive poison (acid or alkali), they can take sips of water or milk.
TRUE: This can help soothe the burn and reduce swelling in the airway.
Some plants can cause the skin to blister.
TRUE: Many plants can cause blistering. If the sap from a Euphorbia plant was to get rubbed into the eyes, it could even lead to temporary loss of vision for up to 2 weeks.
Food poisoning can lead to serious illness and even be fatal?
TRUE: If there is a DR ABC problem that you cannot deal with, call 999.
Anyone who is confused/incoherent, suffering the effects of too much alcohol, can pose a hazard to your safety.
TRUE: Remember that your safety takes priority. Call 999 if the person does not cooperate.
For inhaled poisons move the casualty into fresh air if possible.
TRUE: But remember that your safety takes priority.
If a casualty becomes unconscious put them into the recovery position.
TRUE: This is to protect the airway from a floppy tongue, saliva, blood, vomit.
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