Rough Guide to Set up Data Feed for Poison Center Data in Your State

The Oregon ESSENCE team has developed a guide for other states to use to set up a web service link to their poison center and extract its data into ESSENCE. It contains advice based on Oregon’s experience in developing its link with its poison center and NDPS, a plug-&-play (almost) Rhapsody configuration file (and instructions) to install, and data dictionaries provided by NPDS.

The publication date is February 1, 2019.

January 31, 2019

Strengthening Health Surveillance through the Development of Interagency Relationships

Introduction: response to this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CSTE, and the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) members created the Poison Center Public Health Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP acts as a platform, to facilitate sharing experiences, identify best practices, and develop relationships among federal agencies, state and local health departments (HD), and PCs.

June 18, 2019

West Virginia Poison Center: Collaboration with Public Health to Monitor Lay Public Naloxone Utilization

Presented February 15, 2018 for the Poison Center and Public Health Collaboration Community of Practice.

Presenter

Elizabeth J. Scharman, Pharm.D., DABAT, BCPS, FAACT, Director, West Virginia Poison Center, Professor, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy

June 07, 2018

Poison center data for public health surveillance: Poison center and public health perspectives

Since 2008, poisoning is the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States; since 1980, the poisoning-related fatality rate in the United States (U.S.) has almost tripled. Many poison-related injuries and deaths are reported to regional PCs which receive about 2.4 million reports of human chemical and poison exposures annually. Federal, state, and local PH agencies often collaborate with PCs and use PC data for PH surveillance to identify poisoning-related health issues.

January 21, 2018

ED and poison center surveillance for the Great American Solar Eclipse in Oregon

Oregon’s statewide syndromic surveillance system (Oregon ESSENCE) has been operational since 2012. Non-federal emergency department data (and several of their associated urgent care centers) are the primary source for the system, although other data sources have been added, including de-identified call data from OPC in 2016. OPHD epidemiologists have experience monitoring mass gatherings and have a strong relationship with OPC, collaborating on a regular basis for routine and heightened public health surveillance.

January 25, 2018

Utilization of Syndromic Surveillance to Identify Naled-Related Illness in Florida

Pesticide-related illness and injury is a reportable condition in Florida. In August and September 2016, aerial spraying for mosquito control was conducted in an effort to reduce the population of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Miami-Dade County.1 Two areas Wynwood (in August) and Miami Beach (in September) were sprayed with naled. Naled is an organophosphate insecticide registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which is applied via aerial ultra-low volume (ULV) spraying.

January 19, 2018

Epidemiology of Suspected Pesticide Poisoning in Livestock

Pesticides are used in agriculture and in the home to control pests such as insects, weeds, fungi and rodents. Pesticide poisoning in animals is usually due to misuse or accidental exposure. Information on poisonings in livestock in North America is largely lacking. Examples of hotlines in the U.S. for animal poisoning consultations include the APCC ($65.00 fee) and the Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) ($59.00 fee). The APCC fields calls 24 hours/day, 7 days/week about animal poisonings from the U.S., its territories and Canada.

January 21, 2018

Georgia… “We have a problem”… The Anatomy of an Opioid Outbreak

Presented December 14, 2017 for the Poison Center and Public Health Collaboration Community of Practice.

Presenters

Gaylord Lopez, PharmD, DABAT, Director – Georgia Poison Center

Stephanie Hon, PharmD, DABAT, Assistant Director – Georgia Poison Center

Laura Edison, DVM, MPH, Epidemiology Field Officer – Geogria Department of Health

Nelly Miles, BA, Director – Georgia Bureau of Investigation Office of Public Affairs

June 07, 2018

Enhanced Surveillance during the Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, NC

North Carolina hosted the 2012 Democratic National Convention, September 3-6, 2012. The NC Epidemiology and Surveillance Team was created to facilitate enhanced surveillance for injuries and illnesses, early detection of outbreaks during the DNC, assist local public health with epidemiologic investigations and response, and produce daily surveillance reports for internal and external stakeholders.

March 19, 2018

Surveillance of poison center data using the National Poison Data System web service

Oregon Health Authority (OHA), in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, recently implemented Oregon ESSENCE, an automated, electronic syndromic surveillance system. One way to strengthen syndromic surveillance is to include data from multiple sources. We are integrating data from emergency departments, state notifiable conditions and vital statistics, and the Oregon Poison Center (OPC). Implementing ESSENCE in Oregon provided the opportunity to automate poison center surveillance, which was previously done manually.

May 02, 2019

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