The National Capital Poison Center creates new app; webPOISONCONTROL

The National Capital Poison Center has created an online tool, also available as an app, called webPOISONCONTROL. The tool gives everyday people another option to determine and access the appropriate triage for poison ingestions without calling poison control. In order to keep up with the preferences of younger generations to use online tools, National Poison Control developed and introduced the free webPOISONCONTROL to the general public.

A scientific study to looking at the feasibility, safety, and user-acceptance of automated online triage of asymptomatic, nonsuicidal poison ingestion cases was conducted to evaluate usefulness of the tool. The findings from the study showed that “webPOISONCONTROL augments traditional poison control services by providing automated, accurate online access to case-specific triage and first aid guidance for poison ingestions. It is safe, quick, and easy to use.” The findings have been published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. This study was partially supported by Potomac Health Foundation.

To see the entire study visit http://www.ajemjournal.com/article/S0735-6757(16)30230-3/fulltext

To see the webPOISONCONTROL tool visit http://webpoisoncontrol.org/

   

 

 

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The Potomac Health Foundation is an independent, private foundation organized exclusively for charitable purposes. The Foundation seeks to improve health and wellness for the people residing in the Foundation’s service area.