Remove contact lenses if present.
Rinse the eyes with lukewarm running water for 15 to 20 minutes. Have the victim blink as often as possible. Do not force the eyes open.
Remove any clothing that may have been in contact with the substance
Rinse the skin with lukewarm running water for 15-20 minutes.
Immediately get the person to fresh air.
If the person is unconscious, not breathing, or pulseless, CALL 911, locate your nearest AED, and begin CPR.
If the person is coughing, gagging, short of breath or having difficulty breathing, CALL 911.
If indoors with no safe egress, open all doors and windows to improve ventilation.
If the person is unconscious, not breathing or pulseless, CALL 911, locate your nearest AED, and begin CPR.
The treatment varies depending on the poison. Call 1-800-222-1222 for guidance and recommendations.
Antidote labels may be wrong. Do not give salt, vinegar, citrus juice or induce vomiting unless instructed to do so by the Poison Control Center.
Do not attempt to catch or kill the snake.
DO: immobilize the bitten extremity and maintain it in a neutral position.
DO: call 911 and arrange medical transport immediately.
Do NOT: attempt to cut the bite area.
Do NOT: electrocute the extremity
Do NOT: suck the bite area.
Do NOT: apply ice to the bitten area.
Do NOT: apply a tourniquet.
Call 1-800-222-1222. The Poison Control Center can notify the hospital that the patient is enroute and provide treatment advice.
CALL 911 and seek medical care immediately, even in the event the patient is refusing care. Explain to them that they need a medical evaluation even if they feel fine.