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Preventing Pediatric Poisonings. WHAM. WHAM. W hat risks are observed on scene? H ow can we keep from coming back? A ction to take to prevent future injuries M aterials to leave behind . Pediatric Poisoning. 53% of poison exposures occur to kids under 6 y.o.

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  • What risks are observed on scene?

  • How can we keep from coming back?

  • Action to take to prevent future injuries

  • Materials to leave behind

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Pediatric Poisoning

  • 53% of poison exposures occur to kids under 6 y.o.

  • In Washington, poisoning deaths among young children are rare. However, when combined with intentional poisoning, it is the second leading cause of injury hospitalizations for children 0-17 years.

  • During 2000-2004 in Pierce Co. there were 263 poison-related hospitalizations for children <18 y.o.Slightly more than half (51.7%) were intentional.

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Washington Poison Center’s Top 5 Exposure Calls (2005)

  • Ibuprofen

  • Diaper care/rash products

  • Acetaminophen (generic Tylenol)

  • Anti-depressants

  • Hypochlorite (chlorine bleach)

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The 5 “rights” of med safety

  • The right person

  • The right dose

  • The right medicine

  • The right time

  • The right route

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What risks are observed on scene?

You are called to a chaotic scene at a home for an elderly woman who has fallen. The patient was visiting her son and his three small children.

The son suddenly realizes that he has lost track of his 2-year-old. You see the child picking some pills up off the floor.

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How can we keep from coming back?

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Action to taketo prevent further injuries

  • Remind parent to keep all medication out of reach of children

  • Remind parents that even if their home is “child proofed,” grandparents’ homes and others may not be

  • Keep all meds and cleaning products in original containers

  • Inform parent of Poison Control number and information

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Materials to leave behind

  • Utilize WHAM folder on rig

  • Washington Poison Center “Prevention & Treatment Guide – Poisons” (English and Spanish)

  • Safe Kids “Where’s Your Medicine” booklet (English and Spanish)

  • Washington Poison Center number stickers

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Further info on Preventing Accidental Poisoning


Washington Poison Center website:

Washington Poison Center offers tours to EMTs and paramedics—sign up online

or call 1-800-222-1222

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WHAM developed by:Central Pierce Fire & RescueCity of DuPont Fire DepartmentGig Harbor Fire & Medic OneSafe Kids Pierce CountyTacoma-Pierce County Health Dept.

With funding from:West Region EMS & Trauma Care Council