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Quiz: Test your household hazmat knowledge

How much do you know about patient assessment and treatment after poisoning?


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There are chemicals in every household that, if ingested, could cause burns to the upper airway, airway obstruction, mucous membrane damage, gastrointestinal damage, severe pain, vomiting, full-thickness burns and even death.

Whether by accident, for a challenge, or in an effort to abuse household chemicals, there are dos and don’ts when it comes to treating a patient who has been poisoned.

Read Bouvier’s guide to household hazards and take the quiz below. Don’t forget to share your score and challenge your colleagues.

Kerri Hatt is editor-in-chief, EMS1, responsible for defining original editorial content, tracking industry trends, managing expert contributors and leading execution of special coverage efforts. Prior to joining Lexipol, she served as an editor for medical allied health B2B publications and communities.

Kerri has a bachelor’s degree in English from Saint Joseph’s University, in Philadelphia. She is based out of Charleston, SC. Share your personal and agency successes, strategies and stories with Kerri at