Pediatric Poisoning (v2)
As an EMS provider called to a possible pediatric poisoning, you will encounter many unknowns. Did the child come in contact with a harmful substance, and if so, what kind and how much?
You cannot predict the signs and symptoms you will encounter, but you can prepare for a pediatric poisoning call by practicing how to gather information from the scene and by reviewing basic supportive care for pediatric patients.
This program reviews important aspects of supportive care for pediatric poisoning and the role that you play in providing key information to the receiving hospital. The emphasis of this program is on the importance of obtaining critical information from the scene, assessing a pediatric patient, and providing supportive care.
Featuring Morgen Bernius,MD MS, FACEP, FAAP Franklin Square Hospital Baltimore, Maryland