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Poisoning – Acute Guidelines for Initial Management
Burns / management of burn wounds
For 24 hour advice, contact Victorian Poisons Information Centre 131126
Always check for Medicalert bracelet in any unconscious patient, or any other signs of underlying medical condition (fingerprick marks etc)
Ongoing care and monitoring
Consult Contact Victorian Poisons Information Centre 131126 for advice
Patients requiring care outside the comfort level of the local hospital.
For emergency advice and paediatric or neonatal ICU transfers, call the Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval (PIPER) Service: 1300 137 650.
For Children who DO NOT NEED hospital admission for medical treatment of their poisoning:
Liaise with your on-call hospital based Mental Health Service before discharge (if available)
Arrange ongoing support through a local mental health service e.g.
Kids Health Info: Poisoning
prevention for children Parent
Victorian Poisons Information Centre: The prevention of poisoning
Last Updated October 2018