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When Seconds Feel Like Hours…What Will You Do?

Posted: May 3rd, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

What would you do if you contacted the poison center during an emergency and your call went unanswered for minutes… if not longer?

Here are some real life cases, that offer just a tiny sample of the types of calls the Illinois Poison Center handles everyday: Read more »


IPC: Providing Toxicology Consults in Illinois

Posted: March 15th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »
Cardiologist:  a specialist in the structure and function and disorders of the heart
Neurologist:  a medical specialist in the nervous system and the disorders affecting it
Nephrologist: a physician who specializes in diseases of the kidneys.
Medical Toxicologist: a specialist on the care of patients exposed to potentially hazardous or poisonous substances

The practice of medicine is an increasingly complex academic discipline, and much like raising a family, sometimes it ‘takes a village’ of specialists to provide the best, most timely care available.  Read more »