Montana

Poison Center

FOR ADVICE AFTER CONTACT WITH POISON, CALL

1-800-222-1222

24/7/365

 

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Free Advice

 

Trained nurses, pharmacists & toxicologists

Multistate outbreak of synthetic cannabinoid-associated coagulopathy
identified 10 March 2018 to present. If you have used synthetic cannabis and
are having a reaction, go to your nearest Emergency Department if it’s an
emergency or call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222 for advice. 

If you are a health care provider and believe you have identified a patient with
similar clinical findings, please contact your local health department to report it,
and call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222 for medical management/advice
or to speak to a medical toxicologist.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

First Aid 1-800-222-1222

Montana Poison Control Center
Swallowed
Medicines: Do not give anything by mouth until you call the Poison Center. Non-medicines: If patient is conscious and can swallow, give a small amount of water.
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On My Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and flood skin with water for 10 minutes.
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In My Eyes
Rinse eyes with lukewarm water for 15-20 minutes
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Inhaled
Immediately get the person to fresh air. Avoid breathing fumes.

Other Exposures

Insect Bites

Remove stinger when applicable. Do not cut and try to extract venom. Call the Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. If patient develops breathing problems or rash, call 911.

Snake Bites

Remove any jewelry. Do not cut and try to extract venom. Do not use ice, heat, or tourniquet. If bite is on an upper extremity (hand, arm), keep limb at/or slightly below heart level. Do not try to capture the snake. Call the Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 for instructions, then go to the nearest hospital.

Household Cleaners

Do not induce vomiting. Wash off area around mouth. Do not force fluids (a sip of water only is OK) or attempt to ‘neutralize’. Call the Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 right away. If patient develops breathing problems call 911.

Additional Information

Montana Poison Center /YTD At a Glance

  • 4,703 Calls Taken
  • $872K Healthcare
    Costs Saved
  • 62% Exposures
    Managed at Home
  • 46% Exposures Involving
    Kids 6 & Under