We are surrounded by poisons that people can eat, breathe and get in their eyes or on their skin. Learn more about those hazards, and follow our tips to keep your family safe and healthy.
Information for families
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have become popular the last few years. But many questions remain about their safety.
Pets and Poisons
Pets can be poisoned by common household products, plants and foods. Learn more about dangers to your pet.
With careful planning, you can keep your family safe. Follow these tips to poison-proof your home.
Seasonal Poisoning Hazards
Each season brings activities that pose potential hazards. Learn how to keep your family safe and healthy.
Syrup of Ipecac
Syrup of ipecac should no longer be used as a poison treatment in the home. Learn more about the new guidelines.
Tips for Seniors
Adults over 60 and their grandchildren are at risk for poisonings – primarily from medications. Find out how to keep your loved ones safe.
Information for medical professionals
The University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center serves the state of Kansas for poison exposures and drug information. In the next year, our center will be applying for national certification by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. It is our hope that with your help we can improve the care that we provide to the people of Kansas with poison exposures.
Didactic education in medical toxicology is provided through our affiliation with The University of Kansas Hospital and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Students from the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing are invited participate in clerkship rotations in clinical toxicology during their clinical training years. Residents (housestaff) in emergency medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, pathology and clinical pharmacy may also complete clinical rotations in the Poison Control Center. Lectures are frequently provided to practicing physicians at CME programs, including our annual Kansas Toxicology Conference.
In addition, we are proud to offer a chart designating the numbers and types of antidotes that we recommend Kansas hospitals have in stock.
Contact The University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center for additional information or to inquire about healthcare professional education.
Poison control free educational materials
The Mid-America Poison Control Center has a variety of free resources available. Either download the materials or type in the quantity and fill in the required information to have the resources sent to you.
24-hour Poison Control Center hotline: 1-800-222-1222