Education

Your Michigan Poison Center at the Wayne State University School of Medicine (MiPC) is dedicated to helping every member of our community with all poison-related emergencies and providing poison prevention education. Along with our hotline services, the MiPC is committed to raising awareness about poison-related issues through our education outreach programs.

Community education outreach is another way the MiPC connects with the public. Our goal is to inform health care providers, caregivers, patients of all ages, and all members of the community about poison prevention and what to do in cases of poisoning emergencies. Education staff with the MiPC are knowledgeable, experienced call center staff members and toxicologists.

Requests for poison prevention materials and educator presentations can also be made by calling the poison center hot line at 800-222-1222. Ask us about arranging remote education events for health care providers, educational institutions, human interest organizations, and other businesses. 

Additional poison prevention educational resources can be found at the American Association of Poison Control Centers and the Health Resources and Services Administration.   

 

WINTER 2020-2021

For more information on carbon monoxoide safety, click on the Resources tab for updates from the CDC.

Winter Time

       

Winter & Holiday Safety Tips (updated 1/12/2021-addition:Igloo dining)

 

 

 

 

MEDICATION SAFETY

Keep medication and other substances and chemicals out of reach and sight of children and vulnerable adults! Click on the link below for medication safety tips for you home and away. 

Poison Prevention: Medication Safety Tip

Learn more at Up and Away about medication safety for your home.

 

INJURY PREVENTION

Button batteries have caused severe burns and injuries when swallowed. Learn more about Button Batteries.

 

CORONAVIRUS

The Michigan Poison Center will continue to update health care providers and the residents of Michigan about COVID-19. 

For the State of Michigan COVID-19 hotline call 1-888-535-6136. 

More important information and updates regarding COVID-19:

COVID-19: Poison Prevention Guide

Coronavirus Map 

Michigan COVID-19 Mapping