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POISONINGS IN CHILDREN

Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2017    |    PP. 5-12    |PDF (309 K)|    Pub. Date: June 19, 2017
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Author(s)
Lambrini Kourkouta, Professor, Nursing Department, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
Christos Iliadis, RN, Private Diagnostic Health Center of Thessaloniki, Greece
Alexandros Monios, Biologist, Professor/Director of 7th High School of Athens, Greece
Petros Ouzounakis, RN, General Hospital of Alexandroupoli, Greece

Abstract
AbstractIntroduction: The poisoning problem is acute, complex and multifaceted. The child poisoning is dangerous and may jeopardize their lives.Purpose: the present literature retrospective study was to list information about the poisoning in pediatric patients.Methodology: The study material has recently been articles on the topic were found mainly in the electronic database Medline and the Association of Greek Academic Libraries (HEAL-Link).Results: The poisonings in children occur at home, especially in the kitchen, at school and in the countryside. Poisoning of a child, usually when there are symptoms like restlessness, disturbances of consciousness, hallucinations, convulsions, bleeding, vomiting and diarrhea or skin lesions.Conclusions: Parents or caregivers of children need to know about the poisoning, the signs and symptoms, prevention and what to do when the child presented intoxication.

Keywords
poisoning, children, prevention and treatment

Cite this paper
Lambrini Kourkouta, Christos Iliadis, Alexandros Monios, Petros Ouzounakis, POISONINGS IN CHILDREN, SCIREA Journal of Health. Vol. 2 , No. 2 , 2017 , pp. 5 - 12 .

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