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Childproofing for Your Toddler's Safety Monroe NC

Granny syndrome-the pattern of accidental ingestion of a grandparents' medication-appears to be mainly the result of failure in patient education, which is a correctable condition. Patients need to be aware that access, not choice of container, has the most impact on prevention. Unattended purses or counters and low shelves allow for easy access to potentially deadly items for children.

Mrs. Laura Bass
Arboretum Behavioral Health
(704) 540-5566
3315 Springbank Lane Suite 302
Charlotte, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Life Counseling, LLC
(704) 707-4124
Life Counseling, LLC2661 West Roosevelt Blvd.
Monroe, NC
Specialties
Depression, Divorce, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Natalie Huston
(980) 253-9841
Matthews, NC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sherry Stacks
(704) 517-6424
Charlotte, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Sharon S McKnight
(828) 333-7604
Sharon S McKnight, LCSW, CEAP7810 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.
Charlotte, NC
Qualification
School: Catholic Univ. of Am.
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Patricia Heard
Phoenix Family Institute
(704) 542-9883
10720 Carmel Commons Blvd. Suite 330
Charlotte, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW,ACSW,LMFT,LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Issues,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Obese or Overweight, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Radmila Zamanska
(704) 289-2543
monroe, NC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Russian

Mrs. Sherry Bass Stacks
(704) 908-0317 x3316
Carmel Counseling Center1145 Pineville-Matthews Rd.
Matthews, NC
Specialties
Marriage and Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: UNC-Charlotte
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Joanne Longenecker
(704) 726-9612
Charlotte, NC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

D Clifton Wood
(704) 996-5433
Charlotte, NC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Gerontological Counselor, National Certified Counselor

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Childproofing for Your Toddler's Safety

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Curious Toddlers Can't Resist the Potentially Dangerous Goodies in Grandma's Purse

   

Chicago, IL)- A natural curiosity and the desire to mimic behavior by adult family members can prompt small children to sample medications found around the home. Often adults forget that children are natural explorers who are able to move quickly and will generally put anything they get their hands on in their mouths.

A child's grandparents, often among the most loving adults in a child's life, can be the most common source of these dangerous medications. "Grandparents' medications account for 10- 20 percent of unintentional pediatric intoxications in the United States," said Robin McFee, D.O., an osteopathic physician and lead researcher in a recent study of pediatric pharmaceutical exposures, which ran in The JAOA- The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. "It is quite common for older adults to take several medications and carry them around in handbags or store them on counters and easy to reach locations. Unfortunately, children's curious nature leads them to explore what is in these containers."

In one case a 3-year-old boy was brought into the emergency room by his mother and grandmother after he ingested an unknown quantity and assortment of medications. The grandmother had placed her purse on the sofa for a moment and when she returned she discovered the boy had opened her purse and was playing with her pills. When he saw her he said, "M&M's, Nana," referring to the popular candy. At the hospital the grandmother told doctors that she keeps several days worth of pills in a sandwich bag because it is easier for her to open. Fortunately, the doctors were able to determine what pills the child ingested and he recovered quickly.

Granny syndrome-the pattern of accidental ingestion of a grandparents' medication-appears to be mainly the result of failure in patient education, which is a correctable condition. Patients need to be aware that access, not choice of container, has the most impact on prevention. Unattended purses or counters and low shelves allow for easy access to potentially deadly items for children.

Dr. McFee recommends taking these precautions:

1. Child-proof the houses of elderly relatives if they will be caring for children.

2. Avoid leaving any medication (nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products, prescriptions, or vitamins) unattended or within easy reach of children.

3. Avoid leaving medications in non-child-resistant containers.

4. Don't leave pocketbooks, purses, tote bags or jackets containing medication on the floor or within easy reach of children-even if the medications are in child-resistant containers.

5. Anticipate that children are natural explorers and will taste-test everything. To a child, pills look like candy.

6. Be aware that children will get into places that they shouldn't g...

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