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Poison Prevention. 1. What is Poisoning?. Primary Causes. Role of Poison Control Center. Safety Tips. Safe Kids . R. ese. a. r. c. h. :. 2. What’s the Problem?. 3. O. n. l. y. . 4. p. e. r. c. ent. ID: 141624

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Smart Parents, Safe Kids

Poison Prevention

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What is Poisoning?

Primary Causes

Role of Poison Control Center

Safety Tips

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Safe Kids

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What’s the Problem?

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ercent of parents expressed concern about poisoning, which is surprising, given that Poison Control Centers answer more than one million calls a year about children 5 and under who have gotten into medicine or other dangerous products.We learned that 3 in 10 parents with a toddler keep medicines and cleaning products on a low shelf or in an unlocked cabinet.In a separate study, Safe Kids found that more grandparents identified electrical outlets as a top safety issue than medicine, but 36 times more children go to the emergency department for medicine poisoning.

What Do Parents Think?

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The California Poison Control System (CPCS)

Provides immediate, free and expert treatment advice and referral over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous or toxic substances

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Immediate free treatment advice over the phone

–Calls from the public

–Calls from hospitals & medical professionals

–Calls from Emergency Medical Services dispatchers

–Police and Fire

Available 24/7

Interpreting service for

over 100 languages

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Who Answers the phone?

Clinical PharmacistsPhysiciansRegistered NursesPoison Information Providers

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Questions asked by Poison Control Center staff

Name of substance and label ingredients

Amount involved

When exposure occurred

Any symptoms or reactions

Age and weight of person exposed

Phone number for follow-up call

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Here’s what happens when you call

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When Should I Call?

Call when poisoning is suspected:Minor symptomsNo symptoms–Our medical staff can give you treatment advice or answer questions on any poisoning topic

Call 911 if the following life-threatening

symptoms occur:

Seizures

Unconsciousness

Difficulty breathing

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Poison Help Line

Public service of the California Poison Control SystemToll-Free phone number in CaliforniaParents receive immediate treatment advice from a poison expertParents are encouraged to call for poison emergencies and for questions during uncertain situations

Don’t Guess. Be Sure.

Call anytime you are not sure!

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On average the California Poison Control System receives 330,000 calls per year

51% occurred in children under 6 years.

94% occurred in the home.

78% were managed at home over the phone with help from one of our experts

25% are information calls

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*Source: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Inpatient Discharge Data 2012

Non-Fatal Hospitalizations from Unintentional Injuries in Children 0-5: California

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0-5 year-olds:

Develop new abilities every day (grasping, grabbing, reaching, climbing)

Put things in their mouth

Don’t always learn from experience

Imitate adults

Taste and smell not fully developed

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From a Child’s Point of View

Standing at about 2 feet high or less

Exploring their environment

Curious to touch and taste items they can reach in the:

Kitchen

Bathroom Bedroom Living Room

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When adults are distracted while using a product

Around dinner time–Poison Control Centers get most of their calls between 4-10 pm

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Hair Color, Window Spray,

Vitamins - Dangerous?

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Mixing Cleaners

is Dangerous!

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Medicines

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Medicines are the leading cause of serious and sometimes fatal poison ingestions

Medicines and vitamins often look like candy to children

Children like to imitate adults when they see them taking medicines

Adults mistakenly call medicine “candy” to get children to take real medicine

Medicines

Children and Medicines

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How effective is child-resistant packaging?

Child-resistant Packaging

Right click to view video.

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Poisonous Plants

Nicotiana

Pothos

Oleander

Heliotrope

Foxglove

Poison Oak

Jimson Weed

Azalea

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Poisonous Plants

Dieffenbachia

Agapanthus

Peace Lily

Castor Bean

Daffodil

Delphinium

Angel

s Trumpet

Calla Lily

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Food Poisoning

Common causes

–improper cooking

–improper storage of foods

–poor hygieneCommon symptoms

–vomiting, diarrhea,

abdominal pain

–usually starts within few hours

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Insect Bites/Pests

Use bug spray or lotion with DEET

Don’t leave food, drink and garbage out

Avoid perfumes and colognes

If allergic, ask your doctor what to do in case of emergency

What’s the best way to prevent insect bites that can be poisonous?

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Snakes

Snakes live everywhere in California

Most are not poisonous, but the rattlesnake is.

How do you prevent snakebites:

Always wear shoes and stay on paths when hiking

Stay away from piles of rocks and wood

If you see snakes, keep a safe distance

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Carbon monoxide

(CO)

is a colorless odorless gas undetectable to the human senses

Malfunctioning fuel-burning appliances

Symptoms range from headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness to confusion, vomiting, loss of muscular coordination and loss of consciousness

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be of slow or swift onset depending on the circumstances-but it is deadly!

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Get rid of

old Medicines

Safely

Do not keep old medicine in the house, throw it out, but...

Do not flush medicine down the toilet! Throw it out by dissolving it into water and pouring it into coffee grounds, cat litter or sand

Right click to view video

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Laundry Detergent Pods

AAPCC has reported 25,653 cases since 2012

1/3 involved kids under 3

80% involved children swallowing the pods

700 kids required hospitalization

1 fatalityEye injuries, coma and seizures

Right click to view video

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Button Battery Dangers

Right click to view video.

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Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes

Liquid nicotine for sale by the vial, gallon or barrel

Tiny amounts can cause vomiting and seizures

Not regulated by the FDA

Foreign retailers sell unregulated concentrations of purity and nicotine

Increase in calls to PCC by 300% from 2012

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Top Safety Tips

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Keep

medicines, personal care, and cleaning products out

of children’s reach and in locked in cabinets* Keep products in their original containers* When distracted while using products, do not leave children alone with product container nearby* Know the names of your plants and don’t guess.

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Always Be Prepared to Call

The Poison Help Line

Don’t Guess. Be Sure.

Keep the Poison Help Line number near every phone

If you suspect a poisoning, call the Poison Help Line first.

Right click to view video.

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www.pillsvscandy.com

Can you tell the difference between pills and candy?

Download the app by searching ‘Choose your Poison; in iTunes or Google Play

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Text “TIPS” or “AVISOS” to 69866

DOWNLOAD the Pills vs. Candy

Game App for iPhones

and Android by SEARCHING “Choose your Poison”

Home and Safety Text Messages to your

Cell Phone

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Text “SURVEYS” or “ENCUESTAS” to 69866

Respond “YES/NO” if you are a CHW/Health Provider

Take the Survey!

Surveys via Text Message*

*This only works with smartphones

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Health Education Materials

www.calpoison.org

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www.thesafetyofyourfamily.com

www.laseguridaddesufamilia.com

Pesticide Safety

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QUESTIONS?

www.calpoison.org

Katie Smith

Safe Kids California

916-244-1964

ksmith@thecapcenter.org

www.safekidscalifornia.org

www.facebook.com/safekidscalifornia


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