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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Health Assessment T4 Child Poisoning in the Household Ashleigh Ermita Poisoning is a very common accident in homes, particularly with young children and toddlers. Depending on exposure, symptoms and treatments vary. Types of intake include inhalation, exposure to skin and eye, swallow and medical dosage. Ring 000 for an ambulance if immediate response is needed. For advice call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 Ways to prevent Child Poisoning Install safety latches and,attach locks and child-proofequipment if necessary. Put poisonous thingsout of reach. Preferably high enclosed systems whichyour child cannot reach oropen. Always follow storage instructions written on the labels of medicines and prescriptions. Following this will help ensure the child's safety as this plan was organised by professionals and wouldtherefore become more effective. Never tell a child medicine tastes like candy. This may cause misconceptions andthe child may take unecessary amountsand can result in poisoning and overdose. Doing the followingensures that the environment is safefor your child because they are unable to reach and consume dangerous substances Swallowed Poison -Allow sip of water- Call P.I.C-Take info of poison and container Inhaled Poison - Allow immediate fresh air if safe - Avoid breathing fumes- No longer breathing engage mouth-to-mouth resucitation Eye Poisoning - Flood eye with water for 15 mins under slow running tap, jug or cup-Take info of poison Skin Poisoning Store all medications and cleaning suppliesimmediately after use.This helps reduce therisk of children takeharmful substances Clean thoroughly, after celebrations and parties. This ensures unknown substances and waste are disposed of and that, the environment is once again safe for the child. -Remove contaminated clothing whilst avoiding contact.-Flood skin with running water-Wash gently with soap and water
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