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Poison control center - emergency number

Definition

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. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more information, contact the American Association of Poison Control Centers --www.aapcc.org .

Poisonous Ingredient

Where Found

Symptoms

Home Treatment

Before Calling Emergency

Poison Control, or a local emergency number

What to expect at the emergency room

Expectations (prognosis)

References

American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. Poison treatment in the home. . 2003; 112(5): 1182-1185.

Bryant S. Management of toxic exposure in children. . 2003; 21(1): 101-119.

Encyclopedia content is provided as information only and not intended to replace the advice and instruction from your personal physician.