Poison control center - emergency numberDefinition:
For a POISON EMERGENCY call:
ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES
This national hotline number will let you talk to experts in poisoning. This is a free and confidential service. All local poison control centers in the United States use this national number. You should call if you have any questions about poisoning or poison prevention. It does NOT need to be an emergency. You can call for any reason, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information, contact the American Association of Poison Control Centers --www.aapcc.org .
Before Calling Emergency:
Poison Control, or a local emergency number:
What to expect at the emergency room:
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. Poison treatment in the home. Pediatrics. 2003; 112(5): 1182-1185.
Bryant S. Management of toxic exposure in children. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2003; 21(1): 101-119.
|Review Date: 2/3/2009|
Reviewed By: John E. Duldner, Jr., MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Samaritan Regional Health System, Ashland, Ohio. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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