First Aid: Food Poisoning

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First Aid:

Food poisoning

In this video, you will learn what to do if someone has food poisoning.

The following symptoms may appear 1 to 24 hours after eating contaminated food: nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, fever and dehydration.

First Aid Techniques:

1 – Lay the casualty down

- Have the casualty lie down.

2- Call a doctor

- Call a doctor and follow their advice.

Do this as quickly as possible if the person is particularly vulnerable, e.g. an elderly person, a child or a pregnant woman.

3 – Keep a sample of the vomit

- If the person vomits, it is advisable to keep the vomit to show the doctor, but do not force them to vomit!

4 – Keep a sample of suspect foods

- Also keep samples of suspect foods, with a view to identifying the germs responsible.

5 Small quantities of water

- If the casualty asks for a drink, give them sips of water.

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