Basic First Aid Advice - Poisoning
31st May 2011
... Comments


First Aid Training Coventry 

First Aid Blog by First4Aid – Coventry


First4Sight – Poisoning


Welcome to First4Sight, a quick insight into how to deal with minor first aid incidents

In this edition, we will be looking at – Dealing with Poisoning 

If the person has any visible blood, vomit or faeces, Put on gloves or any other protective barrier.


  • Empty or visible containers/bottles/tablets/drugs
  • Syringes or drug taking equipment
  • Breath smells


  • Vomiting or retching
  • Stomach pains
  • Burns or burning sensations
  • Breathing problems or blue lips/finger tips
  • Headaches, confusion or hallucinations 


  • Dilute or wash away the substance
  • Drink sips of water / milk
  • Do not encourage to vomit
  • Treat the area for ‘burns’ 

Dial 999 for an ambulance giving as much information about the poison as possible

If the casualty becomes unconscious; place them in the ‘recovery position’


First Aid Courses in Coventry

If you would like to learn more about how to deal with First Aid incidents, or would like to gain a formal First Aid qualification Why not get in touch?

Call - 024 7696 0714

Basic First Aid Saves Lives!

If you have a question please leave a comment below



About the Author

Becki C

Member since: 19th September 2011

Hi, I'm Becki From First4Aid. I have dealt with some wierd and wonderful first aid incidents so you will be in good hands if you come on one of our First Aid Training Courses in Coventry or the West Midlands!

Popular Categories