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Online First Aid Course

First Aid is defined as the medical attention that is given to an ill or injured person before medical experts arrive on the scene. This course follows Nationally Accepted guidelines and is valid for 2 years.

Chapter 13: Poison Emergencies

Defined:

A poison is a substance that can cause injury, illness or death if it enters the body accidently or deliberately. Some poisons are harmful if you breathe or swallow them, while others are harmful upon direct contact.

Causes:

Alcohol
Drugs
Cleaning products
Food (i.e., contaminated water, mishandled food)
Pesticides
Plants (i.e., poison ivy)
Poisonous liquids
Poisonous gases