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How to Handle Alcohol Poisoning

Watch more How to Give First Aid videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to handle alcohol poisoning by following this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Don't drink unless you're of legal age. Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. Step 1: Call 911 Call 911 immediately if you suspect someone is suffering from alcohol poisoning. Alcohol depresses the central nervous system. If someone has been drinking heavily and loses consciousness, get emergency help. Tip Alcohol poisoning symptoms include slow and shallow breathing, a slow pulse rate, and cold, clammy skin that appears pale or bluish. Step 2: Don't leave Stay with the person. Never leave an unconscious person suffering from alcohol poisoning alone. Alcohol poisoning impairs a person's gag reflex and they could choke on their own vomit or inhale vomit into their lungs. Step 3: Place the person on their side Roll or push the sufferer onto their side and bend their knees. This posture can help prevent choking, which is of special concern if the person vomits. Step 4: Loosen clothing Loosen the clothing around the person's neck and chest to allow them to breathe freely. Closely monitor the person's breathing. Step 5: Check for obstructions Check the person's mouth for potential obstructions to easy breathing. People suffering from alcohol poisoning already have difficulty breathing, and further complications can result in death. Step 6: Perform CPR Perform CPR on the victim if their breathing stops or you can't find a pulse. Always drink in moderation so you don't suffer alcohol poisoning. Did You Know? Prohibition in the United States began at midnight on January 16, 1920.
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