Hurricane Florence information

Hurricane Florence will make landfall later this week, bringing potential flooding and power outages across the region. Our top priority is the health safety of you and your families.  We seek to provide information and resources available to you before, during, and after the storm. We are asking for your assistance in spreading this information.  Look out for NC Emergency Management’s latest updates at ncdps.gov/florence. Tips for patients and families: Follow mandatory evacuation orders and evacuation routes. This will be a dangerous storm. Do not ride it out. Never drive through standing water—turn around, don’t drown! Don’t use gas-powered generators/burners inside your house. Stock up and have ready emergency kits, take care… Read More

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Life-threatening coagulopathy associated with the use of synthetic cannabinoids

On September 4, 2018, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released a Clinician Memo with an update on a multistate outbreak of severe coagulopathy associated with synthetic cannabinoids use. North Carolina clinicians and emergency responders are urged to take the following steps to ensure appropriate identification and clinical management of cases: If a patient presents with signs or symptoms consistent with vitamin-K dependent coagulopathy, contact the Carolinas Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 immediately to report the case and discuss the treatment and management. Ask all patients with signs or symptoms consistent with vitamin-K dependent coagulopathy if they have used synthetic cannabinoids within the last 3 months. Other names include… Read More

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