Illinois Poison Center

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The Illinois Poison Center is a non-profit health service that provides the people of Illinois with comprehensive and trusted information and treatment advice on potentially harmful substances via a free

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Illinois Poison Center:

Illinois Poison Center The Illinois Poison Center is a non-profit health service that provides the people of Illinois with comprehensive and trusted information and treatment advice on potentially harmful substances via a free, confidential 24-hour helpline, 1–800–222–1222 . The helpline is staffed by specially trained medical experts, including physicians, nurses and pharmacists. Education and Outreach Efforts The IPC serves one of the largest populations of all poison centers in the nation covering all 102 counties in Illinois with a total estimated population of nearly 12.9 million. A free online Poison Prevention Education Course and Resource Center (PPERC) enables the public and healthcare providers to learn about poison prevention and provides education and presentation materials that can be shared with their community. Free continuing education credit available . In 2001 the IPC launched its innovative satellite education network, the program allows the IPC to partner with hospitals throughout the state to provide poison prevention and education. Currently, the program includes 5 volunteer satellite education centers .

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The IPC is a partner with the Toxikon Consortium , one of the largest and most successful professional toxicology training programs in the nation. More than 200 pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, medical students, emergency medicine residents, and emergency medicine pediatric fellows received specialized toxicology training in 2019. General Information The Illinois Poison Center is the nation’s oldest and one of the largest poison centers in the U.S. In 1953, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center founded, funded and operated the first poison control center in the United States. In 2016, the Illinois Poison Center became a service of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association . Click here for a list of IPC staff. Click here for a PDF of the Fact Sheet Medical backup for the IPC is provided by the Toxikon Consortium, a collaboration of all the toxicology resources between Cook County (Stroger) Hospital, The University of Illinois Hospital and Medical Center of Chicago, and the Illinois Poison Center. Toxikon faculty include 12 board certified medical toxicologists and 4 board certified pharmacist toxicologists. My Child Ate Glow Stick My Child Ate Poop My Child Ate Sunscreen My Child Ate Silica Gel My Child Ate Pen Or Marker Ink My Child Ate deodorant anti Perspirant My Child Ate Pencil Lead My Child Ate Chalk My Child Ate Crayons My Child Ate Nail Polish

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