Category Poison Control Centre (PCC) Software

New year’s Greetings from ToxAware

Like any task you put your hand to, having the right Tools can efficiently and more effectively get the job done well.

Having a tool that can take care of other things in the future, while you are using it today, is also very beneficial.  This is what ToxAware’s software for poison centres has been designed to do.

Recording the everyday cases of a poison centre, while in the background building a secure database that can be called on to display information, provide data to stakeholders, inform public health, etc as required.  All in a pleasant Graphical User Interface (GUI).

We, at ToxAware, are proposing a New tool for the New year.  This tool will bring a harmonised data collection method (that looks good too) to the continually growing field of Poison Centres around the world.

So Happy New Year, all the very best, stay safe, and here’s to New things for the New year. 

Finest wishes

The ToxAware Team.

Patient Recalls

Recalls after a poisoning are critical. They keep the patient informed, checks for additional side-effects and gives patients a comfortable feeling.

ToxAware® provides Recalls using a simple selection of hours or days and priority, notifying specific people on any and all of their devices where ToxAware® is available. Users can independently subscribe and unsubscribe to notifications on their devices.

Poison Oak Identify & Heal

“Leaves of three, let it be!” “Hairy vine, no friend of mine!” Learn how to spot poison oak, tell the difference between poison oak and poison ivy, and treat a poison oak rash. 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POISON OAK AND POISON IVY?

Poison oak is a relative of poison ivy. There are many similarities:

  • Both plants contain the same toxic resin, urushiol in all parts of the plant (toxic to humans but harmless to animals). 
  • Both plants have three leaflets, white flowers in spring, and can grow as a vine or a shrub.
  • Leaflets can range in size from the length of your thumb to the length of your hand.
  • Middle leaflet has a notably longer stem than the two side leaflets, though more obvious in poison ivy than poison oak.
  • Depending on the season, leaf color can range from green to orange and even a dark purplish-red.

But they are indeed different plants. In North America, there are two species of poison oak: Atlantic (Eastern) and Pacific (Western). 

Poison ivy (left) vs. poison oak (right)
Poison ivy (left) vs. poison oak (right)

HOW TO IDENTIFY POISON OAK

  • Poison oak is a low-growing, upright shrub. It can grow to be about 3 feet tall, sometimes giving it the appearance of a vine. 
  • Leaf shape resembles an oak leaf (hence the name, poison oak), but it’s not a member of the oak family.
  • Leaflets are duller green than poison ivy and usually more distinctly lobed or toothed.
  • Leaflets have hairs on both sides, unlike poison ivy.
  • Poison oak tends to grow at elevations between sea level and 5,000 feet.
  • While the fruit of poison ivy is the color of pearls, poison oak fruit (called “drupes”) has a tan color.

At the end of the day, just remember: Leaves of three, let it be. In other words, if you see a plant with clusters of three leaves, don’t touch it!

Credit to: https://www.almanac.com/

high levels of PFAS

Why high levels of PFAS should be a personal injury by law

For decades, the people living in the Swedish town of Kallinge got their tap water from a treatment plant that turned out to be contaminated with harmful PFAS chemicals.

> They sued the municipally owned water company for damages – and won.

> But the water company is appealing the verdict, arguing that high levels of PFAS should not be considered a personal injury. This is why it definitely should be.

For more details: https://chemsec.org/why-high-levels-of-pfas-should-be-a-personal-injury-by-law/

Data Migration

Your existing data can be imported into ToxAware with no data loss, as if it was originally created in ToxAware.

All legacy data (already existing poison case data) that you currently have doesn’t change. It will all be presented in a cleaner, faster and more accessible format.

ToxAware® has been designed with the understanding that all data must be kept true to its original inception. We can import your data, making cases viewable within ToxAware, reports and searches.

Data sharing with your parent, partners or government organisation maybe a requirement. The ToxAware platform allows for such a need to be easily implemented.

Custom Development

Each Center has their own unique ways they like things done. It is our goal to have the best product available to meet your needs.

Data sharing with Parent, Government organisation and Corporate Organisations

  • The ToxAware platform allows for such a need to be easily implemented.
  • Centre specific reports for certain governing bodies, community organisations and corporate infrastructure can be custom built.
  • High security of Patient data.

Interface with external data sources such as:

Custom Reports can be built for your needs

  • Government Reporting Requirements
  • Performance Metrics
  • Funding from various institutions is an integral part in the smooth operation of many PCC’s. Businesses and corporations use the collected data in order to research, improve products and improve safety for packaging.
  • Reports are available for revealing and exploring trends, poisonings, outbreaks and consumer product defects.
  • Research for public health, medical and safety organisations require custom reports.
  • Study drugs, drug studies, abuse of drugs, and the list goes on for the benefits of using the ToxAware platform.

It’s all about keeping people safe and aware.

Secure data sharing

Anywhere, any device

ToxAware runs on any device with a modern browser

Laptop, workstation, Tablet, Phone, or SmartTV

ToxAware® is a web browser based application, designed for Poison Control Centres, allowing you to connect from your office, home, on the move, in fact any place on earth if you have access to Internet and a modern browser.

When your Internet connection is not available ToxAware will collect new cases offline and update completely once connection is re-established.