Once the Child Vomits

if possible, the child should vomit into a bucket or the sink, so some of the vomited material can be brought to the hospital to help the doctor identify the poison.

To make sure the child does not inhale the vomited material, the parent should hold small children face down over the knees; a larger child should bend over or lie down with head hanging off the bed. if the poison has spilled onto clothing, skin, or eyes, the clothing should be removed and skin or eyes flushed with water.

if the child stops breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should be performed. Shock should be treated by keeping the child quiet and lying down, with head tilted to one side. Clothing should be loosened and child covered with a blanket; no beverages or sedatives should be given.

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