Class Summary - Today I want you to learn about Poisons. This will be the last topic in the first aid unit. Step 1 - Read the summary for poisons and watch the video after the summary. Step 2 - Read through slides about injuries to muscles bones and joints. Step 3 - Complete the google form ws found here - https://forms.gle/Ur96BeBCe7465L2i7 You may refer back to this website or other resources if you want to. Submit the form when you are finished.
There are 4 ways that poison enters the body; If something is swallowed or ingested like pills or cleaning agents, if a gas is inhaled like some fumes from cleaners or gas, it can be absorbed through the skin like pesticides or poison plants like poison ivy or poison oak, and poisons can also get into the body through injection like a needle or a stinger from an animal. If you think someone has been poisoned but is not experiencing any symptoms you can call poison control. If the symptoms are life threatening or you aren't sure what to do call 9111. One type of injection of poison in our area is Lyme Disease from Deer Ticks. A deer tick bite could be concerning if the person develops a target like rash around where the bit occurred. See a doctor if you suspect Lyme Disease.
Objectives - Students will identify different ways that poisons can get into the body (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will contact a credible resource if a poisoning occurs (911 or Poison Control where appropriate) (Standard 3 Accessing Information) Students will identify signs and symptoms of poisoning (Standard 1 Core Concepts)