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Islamic Center of Minnesota
1401 Gardena Ave NE
Fridley, MN 55432
Clinic Hours: Sundays, 10.30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Tel. (763) 567-9605
Contact: Asma Khatoon
Rahma clinic, Bloomington
8910 Old Cedar Avenue S
Bloomington MN 55425
Clinic Hours: Saturday 9 am - 12 noon
Tel. (952) 883 0044
Contact: Iqbal Kazi
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Anjuman-e-Asghari is based in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis & St.Paul). It is a diverse community of Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslims and followers of Ahlul-Bayte (AS). We strive to bring effective communication and useful information for the benefit of members. Please provide us your feedback so we can provide maximum service for all.
| Living & wellness
Mission Statement: Increase medical knowledge of community members to empower them to lead productive and healthy lifestyle.
FIRST AID VI: POISONING
- In 2009, there were 31,758 poisoning deaths in the United States. They were unintentional and second only to motor vehicle accidents.
- In 2010, unintentional poisoning caused about 831,295 Emergency Department (ED) 206,479 (25 percent) of these ED visits resulted in hospitalization or transfer to another facility. In 2010, poison control centers reported receiving calls about 2.4 million human poison exposure cases
- In 2010, poison control centers reported receiving calls about 2.4 million human poison exposure cases
- Between 2004 and 2005, an estimated 71,000 children (<18 years of age) were seen in EDs each year because of medication poisonings (excluding abuse and recreational drug use). Over 80 percent were because an unsupervised child found and consumed medications.
- In 2009, 28,754 (91 percent) of all unintentional poisoning deaths were caused by drugs. The class of drugs known as prescription painkillers, which includes such drugs as methadone, hydrocodone, and oxycodone, was most commonly involved, followed by cocaine and heroin.
- Among children, ED visits for medication poisonings (excluding misuse or abuse) are twice as common as poisonings from other household products (such as cleaning solutions and personal care products).
- In 2005, poisonings led to $33.4 billion in medical and productivity costs.
Prevention is better than cure
- Make your home poison proof
- Store all chemical products safely in a locked cabinet away from children where they cannot reach it
- Always use child resistant caps
- Store all products in its original container
- Introduce child to Mr. Yuck
- To request a free sheet of Mr. Yuk stickers, please send a self-addressed stamped business size envelope to:
Pittsburgh Poison Center
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
What to do?
If person has been exposed to or ingested a poison, call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222. A poison expert is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Any nonfood substance is a potential poison. Do not give anything by mouth or induce vomiting. Call Poison Help right away. Do not delay calling, but try to have the substance label or name available when you call.
Fumes, Gases, or Smoke
Get the person into fresh air and call 911, the fire department, or an emergency number. If the child is not breathing, start CPR and continue until help arrives. (Please see other side.)
If acids, lye, pesticides, chemicals, poisonous plants, or any potentially poisonous substance comes in contact with a child's skin, eyes, or hair, brush off any residual material while wearing rubber gloves, if possible. Remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin, eyes, or hair with large amount of water or mild soap and water. Do not scrub. Call Poison Help for further advice.
If a person is unconscious, becoming drowsy, having convulsions, or having trouble breathing, call 911 or an emergency number. Bring the poisonous substance (safely contained) with you to the hospital.
These names are for your information only please do not contact them in medical Emergency Call 911 or your doctor or your Clinic.
If you have a medical problem to discuss please email female or male doctor and you will be contacted.
Ansar Ahmed MD. MRCP (UK): Neurologist
Fatima Jaffer: BS, RN, CNP: Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Practitioner-Pediatrics
Mohamed Jaffer Karim: Pharm. D: Doctor of Pharmacy
Amir Monzavi OD: Doctor of Optometry
Cell: 612 483-1691
Abdulhussein Nathani: MD Hospitalist
Zahra A Nathani: MHA (Master of Health Administration)
Shabnam Sabur: BS, RN: Registered Nurse
Mohamed Remtulla, President of MN Jamaat