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Additional Information

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

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

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