Specialists in Poison Information:
We are staffed around-the-clock with registered pharmacists, nurses and physicians with additional training in clinical toxicology. Specialists in Poison Information undergo a minimum of 12 weeks of toxicology training prior to independently answering poison exposure calls. After working at least one year at the center and handling 2,000 exposure calls, staff members are required to sit for the Specialists in Poison Information Proficiency Examination to become a Certified Specialist in Poison Information.
Our Medical Director and Director provide back-up at all times to the specialists in poison information and are board certified in medical and clinical toxicology respectively.
Outreach Education Provider:
The role of our Outreach Educator is to coordinate educational activities for the UPCC.