Intentional Exposures in Older Adults
Most calls to the Washington Poison Center regarding older adults (ages 60+) are about mistakes with medications. In recent years, however, the poison center has noted increasing calls about intentional exposure reasons, including substance use and self-harm or suspected suicide. Join the Washington Poison Center’s Medical Director and one of the center’s Public Health Educators as they discuss call trends, the unique concerns for older adults with intentional exposures, common substances and their considerations, and harm reduction strategies for providers, older adults, and/or their loved ones.
Speakers: Scott Phillips, MD and Meghan King, MPH