Treating poisoning protocol
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This is the protocol for dealing with poisoning, such as from overdose (intentional or otherwise).
When to treat poisoning
Spotting poisoning happens in two ways:
- Via a scene survey or conversation in which you are told or given context suggesting poisoning
- When doing a scene survey look for packaging of medications (bubble packs/etc) or other substances (bottles, bags,etc), or equipment associated with substances (glasses, needles)
- When symptoms start to show (such as airway constriction in opioid poisoning)
- Often further diagnosis is dependent on context.
Poisoning needs treatment as fast as possible following the initial incident, even if the person is not yet showing symptoms.
Queercare only has treatment for poisoning which will reduce harm and help keep people alive until they are given definitive care, as well as reducing the extent and duration of definitive care.