Are your patients’ families prepared to prevent poisons? Share resources related to
top poison concerns with families during National Poison Prevention Week, March 19-25.
About half of all human exposure cases managed by poison centers involve children
younger than 6 years, according to the American Association for Poison Control Centers.
Its recently released 2015 National Poison Data System report also found that as in
past years, adolescents and adults experienced a greater number of severe outcomes.
Read more at http://bit.ly/2kq0kYL.
Pediatricians also can share poison prevention information with families.
To prevent poisoning from unused medication, look for prescription drug take-back
events sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration in April. To find locations
where medicines can be disposed of safely, visit http://bit.ly/2kzyERp after April 1.