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Poison Control Centers 101 Program

Did you know that your local poison center is a resource for healthcare professionals? View Poison Control Centers 101: Operations, Staffing, Statistics and Resources (PDF - 487 KB) and find out how poison centers can assist you in your clinical practice. You will learn what resources poison center offer, poisoning trends, strategies for integrating poison center services into clinical practice and how to access a poison center through the Poison Help line.

Program components

Poison Control Centers 101 Slides (PDF - 487 KB)

Poison Control Centers 101 Annotated Appendix (PDF - 115 KB)

Small - 68% of Poison Help line calls were assisted over the phone
Small - 2.2 Million Help Line Calls Annually
Small - Poison Help Lines saves $1.8 billion in medical costs and lost productivity