Always checking for any dangers first. The child is only 4 but you can ask them have they eaten anything from the bottle. If other children are present, ask if they too had any.
Knowing that the bottle of medicine was nearly full and that there are now some missing, call 0800 POISON (0800 764 766) immediately. Follow the advice given by the Poison Centre.
Monitor and reassure them.
If unconscious, call 111 and commence an emergency assessment.
DO NOT induce vomiting or give anything to drink unless advised to do so by the Poison Centre.
If the person is older than the one in this scenario, there are questions we can ask them.
When did you take them?
How many did you take?
How much was taken?
Was any alcohol consumed?
Stay tuned for the next question….
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
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