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In the United States, expert advice from a regional poison control center may be obtained by calling 1-800-222-1222. If cyanide poisoning is suspected, emergency medical personnel should be contacted immediately (dial 911).

 
Treating Cyanide Poisoning in Emergency Departments | CYANIDE INSIGHT
Cyanide poisoning is associated with a mortality rate of 95%. If cyanide poisoning is strongly suspected, treatment protocol should begin immediately.

Treating Cyanide Poisoning in the Emergency Department

If cyanide poisoning is strongly suspected, and treatment has not been administered in the field, begin treatment protocol immediately.1

Remember, acute poisoning from poorly soluble salts, like sodium cyanide, may not manifest or become life-threatening until several hours after exposure. Patients who may have ingested cyanide should be admitted for a 24-hour observation period.15

Patients should be re-evaluated 7 to 10 days after discharge from the hospital.15

Begin treatment protocol immediately if cyanide poisoning is suspected
Begin treatment protocol immediately if cyanide poisoning is suspected

If cyanide poisoning is strongly suspected, and treatment has not been administered in the field, begin treatment protocol immediately.1

Remember, acute poisoning from poorly soluble salts, like sodium cyanide, may not manifest or become life-threatening until several hours after exposure. Patients who may have ingested cyanide should be admitted for a 24-hour observation period.15

Patients should be re-evaluated 7 to 10 days after discharge from the hospital.15

Did you know?

Cyanide poisoning is associated with
a mortality rate of 95%.16

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