Poison Control in Action

An adult education program that saves lives.

Most people think of children when they think of poisoning. However, while children are more often exposed to poisons, adults suffer more serious poisoning injuries and deaths. That’s why we’ve created Poison Control in Action, to teach adults valuable information about poison prevention and what to do in a poison emergency.

This program provides you with everything you need to give an engaging presentation, including a video, presenter’s guide and handouts.

Click on the links below to access the Poison Control In Action program materials online.* If you have questions about poison prevention or need local poison prevention materials, such as the phone stickers mentioned in this program, contact your poison center by calling 1-800-222-1222 and asking for an educator.

Presenter’s Guide (in English and Spanish): Need-to-know background information, plus a step-by-step presentation outline.

PowerPoint® Presentation: Downloadable presentation slides. (Click here for Spanish-language version .)

Video: Kick off your presentation with an inside look at poisoning and poisoning prevention for adults. Approx. 13 minutes play time for English version, 16 minutes play time for Spanish version.

Video in English (Coming soon)

Click here for Part 1 of the Spanish-language video.
Click here for Part 2 of the Spanish-language video.

Take-home Brochure (Color): Information about poison prevention and treating a poisoning. (Click here for Spanish-language version .)

Your comments and suggestions help us to develop effective educational materials. Please complete and return the Presenter Survey (English) or (Spanish). Fax to the American Association of Poison Control Centers at (703) 683-2812 or email your comments to info@aapcc.org.

*The Poison Control in Action materials are copyrighted by the American Association of Poison Control Centers and may be used, without edits/modifications, for poison prevention education.

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Poison centers offer free, private, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach your local poison center by calling 1-800-222-1222.

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