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Physicians Urged to Attend Lectures on Poisons

Schneider Regional Medical Center and Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital will host lectures for medical staff on the latest updates in treatment of inhaled toxins and chemical warfare agents this week, and the public is invited, too.

Dr. Jay Schauben, director of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center in Jacksonville, Fla., will be giving the lectures.

Schauben will speak at Schneider on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. and at Juan Luis Thursday at 9 a.m.

“This visit provides the opportunity to discuss effective and efficient use of the Poison Control Center by island residents and health professionals, and to offer current information on new poison management techniques and antidotes,” Schauben said in a statement from the V.I. Health Department.

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“Health professionals who provide emergent care for poisonings are encouraged to attend the lectures,” he added.

Schauben, who is a medical professor in the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville, will also meet with Health officials on the continued role of the Poison Control Center and the V.I. health community.

In the statement, Health Commissioner Julia Sheen urged physicians territory-wide to attend.

Residents with questions about poisonings or for poisoning emergencies, can call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 or visitwww.fpicjax.org.

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Schneider Regional Medical Center and Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital will host lectures for medical staff on the latest updates in treatment of inhaled toxins and chemical warfare agents this week, and the public is invited, too.

Dr. Jay Schauben, director of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center in Jacksonville, Fla., will be giving the lectures.

Schauben will speak at Schneider on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. and at Juan Luis Thursday at 9 a.m.

“This visit provides the opportunity to discuss effective and efficient use of the Poison Control Center by island residents and health professionals, and to offer current information on new poison management techniques and antidotes,” Schauben said in a statement from the V.I. Health Department.

“Health professionals who provide emergent care for poisonings are encouraged to attend the lectures,” he added.

Schauben, who is a medical professor in the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville, will also meet with Health officials on the continued role of the Poison Control Center and the V.I. health community.

In the statement, Health Commissioner Julia Sheen urged physicians territory-wide to attend.

Residents with questions about poisonings or for poisoning emergencies, can call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 or visitwww.fpicjax.org.