Alcohol poisoning

IF SIGNS OF ALCOHOL POISONING EXIST CALL 911.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL POISONING

  • Person is known to have consumed large quantities of alcohol.
  • Person is unconscious and cannot be awakened.
  • Person has cold, clammy, unusually pale or bluish skin.
  • Person is breathing slowly and irregularly, less than eight times a minute or 10 seconds or more between breaths.
  • Person vomits while passed out and does not wake up during or after.

ACTION STEPS

  1. Try to wake the person.
  2. Check the person’s breathing.
  3. Turn the person on his/her side to prevent choking on their vomit.
  4. Do not leave the person alone. Continue to monitor their breathing, responsiveness, skin/lip color, etc.

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