LA HMIS Resource Guide

Full Resource Name:

Louisiana Poison Center

(800) 222-1222

http://www.aapcc.org/centers/

Description:

The Louisiana Poison Control Center in Shreveport is associated with the LSU Health Shreveport and is certified as a Regional Poison Center by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Eight employees handle 35,000 calls per year. The move to Shreveport brings benefits for LSU and the center,
being here and having the resources that are available. We will be rotating residents through the Poison Control Center so they will be educated more about clinical toxicology. Along with helping people who may be poisoned, the Poison Control Center wants to educate people before they get hurt.

All poison centers have a disaster routing plans in place. Call the toll free national number 1-800-222-1222 from a landline phone system within the State in which the disaster has occurred, or contact the Poison Control in your state directly through the non-emergency office phone number.

In the event of major spill or event that causes the activity to be designated a Spill of National Significance, a single PC should take the lead role and be the Point of Contact (POC) during the event. Other PC(s) should support the lead PC by providing call data on a daily basis. The Lead PC will have the responsibility of coordinating with the American Association of Poison Control Center (AAPCC) and the National Poison Data System (NPDS) to establish a “event code” for tracking; establish email communication links with State and Federal Response partners to include other Poison Centers; and, creating a daily Situation Reports (SIT Reps) for surveillance monitoring In the event of major spill or event that causes the activity to be designated a Spill of National Significance, a single PC should take the lead role and be the Point of Contact (POC) during the event. Other PC(s) should support the lead PC by providing call data on a daily basis. The Lead PC will have the responsibility of coordinating with the American Association of Poison Control Center (AAPCC) and the National Poison Data System (NPDS) to establish a “event code” for tracking; establish email communication links with State and Federal Response partners to include other Poison Centers; and, creating a daily Situation Reports (SIT Reps) for surveillance monitoring.

*hotlines*

*Disaster*

General Information

Hours:

Phone Answered 24hrs

Intake Process:

None

Program Fees:

None

Languages:

English, Spanish

Eligibility:

None

Handicap Accessible?

No

Is Shelter?

No

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