Poison Control Preserves Critical COVID-19 Healthcare Resources
|NATIONAL CAPITAL POISON CENTER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2020
Poison Control Services Preserve Critical COVID-19 Healthcare Resources
Washington, DC – Routines have suddenly changed with the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Schools, day cares, and businesses are closed, and many people are working remotely. Hand sanitizer, cleaning products, and disinfectants are within close reach of our children. Our use of medications may be different than it was last week.
All of these changes make it a prime time for unintentional poisonings to happen at home. Prevent poisonings with the following precautions:
About the National Capital Poison Center
The National Capital Poison Center, founded in 1980, is an independent, not-for-profit organization and accredited poison center. Nurse and pharmacist Specialists in Poison Information and medical toxicologists provide free, 24/7 telephone guidance for poison emergencies. webPOISONCONTROL provides free triage recommendations and treatment guidance, online. Service focuses on the metro DC area with a national scope for webPOISONCONTROL and The Poison Post®. Learn more at About Us, Infographic, Press Box, and www.poison.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Learn the Poison Prevention Jingles
Learn the Poison Help jingle in English or Spanish. Use these jingles to teach the Poison Control number: 1-800-222-1222. Available for download.