Published on in CHOP News
Each year, the Poison Control Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) receives thousands of calls for possible poison exposures, anything from a child who has chewed a handful of vitamins to an adult who took a double dose of his medication.
Michelle Swartz, RN, BSN, CSPI, a certified poison information specialist at the Poison Control Center, authored a guest blog post for the Philly.com Healthy Kids blog about the crucial role the Poison Control Center staff play in providing information and treatment advice to the general public as well as healthcare providers.
Did you know that in 2014 the Poison Control Center at CHOP received 64,000 human exposure calls? Calls to the center are directly answered by medical professionals, including registered nurses and pharmacists.