pregnant_blue.gifNurses and nursing students are always looking for good resources for themselves and their patients about medication safety and risks.  Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center has this resource for us.

—————- info for pregnancy and breastfeeding

The Motherisk program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto provides information on the safety of medications, illicit drugs, chemicals, personal products and more during pregnancy and breastfeeding. There is a wealth of information, resources and references for health professionals and the public on their website,

Motherisk also operates telephone helplines to answer questions. New information such as a recent Motherisk advisory on the risks of using codeine during breastfeeding can also be found on the website.


Maryland Poison Center Links

You can get email notification about the Maryland Poison Center’s ToxTidbits and ToxAlert newsletters.  Sign up for free here (you don’t have to live in Maryland to get these).

also –

Hear more of Lisa Booze here on the Nursing Show each month with a featured segment on toxicology and medication overdoses just for Nursing Show listeners.

Check out past episodes below:

Poison Control Nursing

Insecticide Poisonings

Household Cleaner Poisonings

Dextromethorphan OD

Snakebites and Venom (pt 1)

Snakebites (pt 2)

Buprenorphine OD

Phenytoin OD (Dilantin)

Poison Control Centers

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