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…..breathing, call for an ambulance. In other circumstances, especially where the poison has been swallowed, the National Poisons Centre will advise on what course of action is needed.
Detailed advice and guidance for the initial management of a suspected poisoning can be found at this link. https://poisons.co.nz/first-aid/.
If you are visiting Australia and managing a suspected poisoning event. The National Poisons Information Centre is contactable on “Australian call 13 11 26“.
Tomorrow we will look at the decontamination of a person following a poisoning event.
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