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A Spoonful of Trouble (Part 2)

Posted: July 21st, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Have you ever given your child a liquid medication?  If so, there is a pretty good chance that you may have given your child the wrong dose.  This topic was the subject of a recently published article in the American Academy of Pediatrics.  The study found that approximately 40% of parents made an error in giving liquid medicine! Read more »

The Case of the Double Dose

Posted: February 19th, 2014 | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Welcome to the second installment of The Case Files of the IPC.  Today’s case study involves taking medicine twice instead of once.  It happens to the best of us. The two most common times to take medication is in the morning and at bedtime—times when there are a lot of other things going on.  Also, many people take medication every day and popping a pill becomes part of the routine—something you do without really thinking about it.  This can lead to forgetfulness—‘wait… did I take this already or didn’t I?’ Read more »

The Case of the Tube Switcheroo

Posted: January 21st, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Here at the IPC we get a lot of interesting calls, as you might imagine.  We get gross calls, calls about dares, calls about kids, calls about really toxic stuff, and calls about less toxic stuff.   It is all just another day at the IPC for our experts, who manage over 80,000 poisoning cases each year.  There are lessons to be learned in all of these cases and we’d like to share some with you throughout the next couple of months. Read more »