Need for Poison Information Centres in India - A Review

Sam, Kishore Gnana and Sharma, Modak Raj and Khan, Kafeel Ahmed and Thunga, Girish and Rao, Padma GM and Nagappa, Anantha Naik (2009) Need for Poison Information Centres in India - A Review. The Pharma Review. pp. 37-42.

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Poison information centres are those, which provide immediate round the clock toxicity assessment and treatment recommendations for the effective management of poisoning cases. Poison control centres generally provide referral and management advice for poisonings, information on potential poisons and programs on poison prevention for the general public and health care professionals. Implementation of the Poison Control Centre will further enhance the ability of poison centers to improve the care of poisoned patients and reach the overall goal of reducing illness, injury and death due to poisoning. Pharmacist's roles in patient care are becoming more widely recognized by other health care professionals, health policy decision makers and the general public. A clinical pharmacist is entrusted to provide clinical preventive care, primary care, emergency services, and long term care and rehabilitative services. Participation of pharmacists is necessary to meet several of these objectives. Increasing costs and fragmentation of the health care system are well recognized, with consumers facing difficulties obtaining care in a timely fashion and then, often, from a practitioner with whom they are not familiar. Pharmacists working in emergency departments thus could provide this service, as well as other services that relate to primary care or that prevent further emergency department admissions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2012 09:51
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2016 12:07

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