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Poison Control - Safety & Information Workshop

  • September 26, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


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A poison is anything that can make you sick or kill you if you eat it, drink it, breathe it in, get it on your skin or get it in your eyes. 

In 2021, the 55 U.S. poison control centers provided telephone guidance for over 2.08 million human poison exposures, very simply broken down, that is: 

  • 6.1 poison exposures per 1,000 population 
  • 37.0 poison exposures in children younger than 6 years per 1,000 population 
  • 1 poison exposure reported to U.S. poison control center every 15 seconds. 

The NYC Poison Center, serves the five boroughs, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties. The NYC Poison Control Center provides free and confidential treatment advice and information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and has translation services in more than 150 languages. All calls are free and confidential. Registered pharmacists and nurses certified in poison information can provide treatment.  

In This Workshop You Will Learn : 

  • Best practices for medication safety 
  • Best practices for cleaning/ chemical product storage 
  • Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
  • What you can do as a community provider to help protect your patrons
  • When to call 911 and when to call the Poison Center.
  • What questions to ask when you call the Poison Center
  • How to avoid the unnecessary trip to the emergency department.

Presented by: Eduardo Torres, Community Health Educator NYC Poison Control 


Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

Program Recording: No


1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, to check your registration.  

2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone,

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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