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Test your ability to identity all the medicines and potential poisons in this FREE and FUN game!
Poison exposure is the 2nd leading causes of injury to kids 5-years old and younger. Common household products like medicines can cause accidental poisonings.
Whether you are a parent, teacher, doctor, nurse, pharmacist, health care worker, or just interested in learning more about poisonings, the FREE app is a great resource for you, your family or organization.
The California Poison Control System is the largest provider of free, expert and confidential treatment advice & help in case of poison exposure in the U.S.
We are available 24/7 for fast, free and expert help over the phone at 1-800-222-1222.
-We manage over 900 poison cases every day.
-We save California $70 million in health care costs and avert 61,000 emergency room visits every year.
-51% of all poison exposures in the U.S. involve children under the age of 5.
-94% of poison exposures occur in the home.
-78% of poison exposures are treated at home with help from our hotline.
Did you swallow, breath in or spill something in your eyes or on your skin that might be harmful?
Call California Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 anytime for fast, free, expert help that can save you a trip to the emergency room.
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While these medications can be an essential part of effective medical care, there are also increasing reports of adverse effects, addiction, and deaths associated with opioid therapies.
This app brings together information currently available to clinicians, but which can be difficult to locate in a search or requires a clinician to do multiple searches to find information that could be helpful in safe and effective use of these medications.
This app includes:
+Information on the assessment of pain including universal precautions to be used for patients receiving opioids
+Information on opioid management including links to medical guidelines on clinical use in treatment of chronic pain (e.g.: VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines)
+An example of a treatment agreement
+A discussion of opioid side effects
+Several clinical tools for assessing level of pain, depression, and risk of opioid abuse are provided
+Examples for ongoing clinical assessments of pain are included
+Links to guidelines for treatment of specific pain conditions
+Contact information for organizations that may be able to provide further information or assistance
This app was developed with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the Prescribers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies.
Technical support was provided by the TeleHealth & Mobile unit of the School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.