One Pill Can Kill: A Look at the Poisoned Pediatric Patient webinar
Approximately 2.6 million toxic exposure calls were received by US poison centers and more than 70,000 children are evaluated in ED’s each year for unintentional medication and poison exposures.. While children, especially those < 6 years old, ingest a variety of things, they often do not ingest large quantities. Therefore, providers must be familiar with common drugs and household items that can be fatal to small children in very small doses. This presentation will explore some of the common ingestions and presenting signs and symptoms of these potentially toxic ingestions in order to be able to quickly initiate therapeutic and life-saving interventions.
DNP, ACNP, FNP, FAEN, CEN, CCRN
Toxicology Consultants of Arizona
Nancy holds a bachelors’ degree from the Pennsylvania State University, graduate degrees from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and St. Louis University. She obtained her DNP- Innovation in Leadership from Arizona State University (ASU). In addition, she is Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Nursing. Currently she works as a Toxicology Nurse Practitioner with Toxicology Consultants of Arizona and serves as a DNP Faculty member at ASU.
Nancy contributes to the clinical training of NP’s and nurses and is a mentor for active duty Air Force RN’s in the Critical Care/Emergency Trauma Nurse Fellowship Program. Nancy speaks nationally creating applicable and practical education. Her goal is to increase knowledge, expand understanding, and improve the health status of all patients. She also has numerous publications related to these subjects.
Provider approved by the California State Board of Nursing, Provider # CEP17490 for 1 continuing education credit
This course is - Clinical / Accredited
- Discuss the epidemiology of pediatric poisonings
- Describe the various toxidromes encountered in Pediatric ingestions
- Identify common ingestions seen in the pediatric population
- Identify which drugs can lead to QRS & QTc prolongation and their treatment