Syndromic surveillance has been defined as the ongoing,
systematic collection, analysis, interpretation, and application of real-time
(or near-real-time) indicators of diseases and outbreaks that allow for their
detection before public health authorities would otherwise note them. (CDC)
Syndromic Surveillance utilizes the detection of well-defined symptoms as an
indicator of the possible presence of a public health problem.
The Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental
Public Health Medicine provides training on how to use the data from Florida's
Poison Information Centers available in the ESSENCE system (ESSENCE-PC). The
access to ESSENCE-PC is given upon successful completion of this training.
Contact Chemical Disease Surveillance Program to learn more about ESSENCE-PC
training and schedule.
For users who are new to the ESSENCE system please first review the trainings
available at http://ncr6.jhuapl.edu/training/
(opens in new window). These video-based trainings will
provide a general overview of how to navigate through the main parts of ESSENCE.
For additional questions about how to access or use the ESSENCE system please
Aaron Kite-Powell (pdf,
opens in new window).
Resources/ Reports: (links open in a new window)
ESSENCE-PC Training Material
(all are pdfs, open in a new window and are <1mb):
To get the free Adobe Reader, go to
http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html (opens in new window)
ESSENCE-PC Data Dictionary
FPICN data use agreement
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