Hydrogen cyanide

CAS RN: 74-90-8

Transfer to Medical Facility


Transfer to Medical Facility

Only decontaminated patients, or patients not requiring decontamination, should be transported to a medical facility. "Body bags" are not recommended.

If a cyanide-containing solution has been ingested, prepare the ambulance in case the victim vomits toxic material. Have ready several towels and open plastic bags to quickly clean up and isolate vomitus.

Patients who have only brief inhalation exposure and mild or transient symptoms may be discharged from the scene after their names, addresses, and telephone numbers are recorded. They should be advised to seek medical care promptly if symptoms develop or recur (see Patient Information Sheet Follow-up instructions in PDF format).

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