What is included in prehospital care of acute mercury toxicity?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: David A Olson, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Prehospital management includes gathering information on the time, type, and mode of mercury exposure, as well as the following:

  • Initial assessment - Airway, breathing, and circulation (ABCs)

  • Oxygen

  • Intravenous (IV) access

  • Removal from the contaminated area


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