Alternative models for telephone response to pediatric poisonings.

  title={Alternative models for telephone response to pediatric poisonings.},
  author={Thomas E. Kearney and Patricia H Hiatt and Kristina R. Olson},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  volume={11 3},
BACKGROUND Poison Control Centers (PCCs) provide telephone consultations to manage poisonings. They are threatened with funding loss. Policy decision-makers have requested an evaluation of alternate models for telephone management of poisonings. OBJECTIVE We examined the feasibility of alternative models for the telephone management of poisonings from the public. METHODS Alternative models evaluated included emergency medical dispatchers (EMDs), advice nurses (RNs), and poison information… CONTINUE READING

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