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Modified Oklahoma Poisoning Questionnaire (OPQ) for Predicting Recurrent Accidental Poisoning in a Young Child

Purpose:

To determine the risk of a child who has swallowed a poison for having another such accident using the Oklahoma Poisoning Questionnaire (OPQ).

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, pharmacogenetics, failure handling and therapy escalation, adverse effects, drug levels, overdose and reversal

ICD-10:

X49

Description:

Wright et al proposed the Oklahoma Poisoning Questionnaire (OPQ) as an instrument for identifying a young child with accidental poisoning who is at risk for another exposure. This can help identify a child for whom intervention may be warranted. The authors are from the University of Oklahoma, University of California Davis, Emory University, University of Alabama, University of Minnesota and Harvard Medical School.

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