PACKAGING OF MEDICINES AND CHILDREN SAFETY. Accident data from Belgium Dr Martine MOSTIN. NATIONAL POISON CENTRE . ~ 50.000 calls year 75% calls from public 80% accidental exposure 50% children . NATIONAL POISON CENTRE. Calls reflect exposure rather than poisoning .
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Accident data from Belgium
Dr Martine MOSTIN
Calls reflect exposure rather than poisoning
Referred to hospital by PC
Call received from hospital
>8 tablets : 8%
Unspecified : 30 %
Symptoms: 46 %
ataxia, vertigo, drunkeness, vomiting, agitation, sedation, coma, hypotonia
Life threatening intoxication unlikely with medical attention