Education is one of our major goals. It is estimate that 2,000,000 accidental poisonings could be avoided each year through poison prevention tactics. For this reason a double pronged educational system has been established, one targeted at health care professionals and one at the general public. A public educator is devoted to this project with outreach to the 18 county area each year to speak to schools, health fairs, day care centers and hospitals.
The Poison Control Center serves as the educational center for toxicology and provides a one month intensive course in toxicology covering the EM core curriculum in toxicology. The course is available to medical students, physicians and pharmacists. We currently educate between 80-120 students per year in this manner.