Missouri Poison Center Nurses Recognized

Julie Weber Notices

  Excellence in Nursing Award St. Louis Magazine has announced its finalists for the 2019 Excellence in Nursing Awards, and 10 SSM Health nurses made the list. The 60 finalists were chosen by a panel of judges from more than 300 submissions. Carolyn Odom, from the Missouri Poison Center is …

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Poison Prevention Week March 17-23, 2019

Julie Weber Notices

It has been 58 years since Congress established National Poison Prevention Week in 1961 to raise awareness, reduce unintentional poisonings, and promote poison prevention. Since this declaration, Poison Centers across the country have continued their life-saving work every year. There are now over 2.6 million calls made to poison centers …

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Missouri Poison Center Real Calls

Julie Weber Notices

  QUICK FACTS Save Time! Pre-program the Poison Help Line in your phone: 1-800-222-1222 The Missouri Poison Center never takes a break-we are available 24/7/365. The specialists at the Missouri Poison Center will offer you a timely follow-up phone call to make sure that things have improved and see if …

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Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medicine Safety Program

Julie Weber Notices

  QUICK FACTS Over 20,000 kids per year need medical help due to medicine mistakes or misuse. Misuse of any medicine is dangerous, whether it is a prescription or an OTC medicine. Only 54% of tweens know OTC medicine can be dangerous when misused   Research shows that students begin …

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Safe Medication Storage = Safer Kids

Julie Weber Notices

Parents, have you ever turned your back for a minute only to find your toddler on top of the counter or table? We all know that children are curious explorers. It’s kind of their job! This means that young children under the age of six are especially at risk for …

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