Poison Prevention Resources

Recognizing: National Poison Prevention Week - March 19 - 25, 2017

(Compiled February 2015 - ND Poison Safety Subcommittee of the ND Injury Prevention Coalition)

North Dakota Department of Health

Contact:

Missy Kopp at 701.328.4536 or missykopp@nd.gov
 Distributes Poison Control Center 800# Stickers/Magnets.
 

  The NDDOH has a poison look-alike kit that can be checked out for display and educational use. Contact them to arrange for use of this item and to reserve it for the dates needed.

They also host the North Dakota Poison Safety Website full of great resources to order or download

http://www.ndpoison.org/

  Information Sheets
 
  Senior Information
 
  Poison Prevention Material
 
  Posters
 
Scholastic The OTC Literacy Program is a teacher curriculum designed to teach medication safety to 5th and 6th graders. Contains pre and post-tests, 4 lesson plans, a supplement lesson for a school nurse to teach.

http://www.scholastic.com/otcliteracy/

Safe Kids Grand Forks

Contact:

Carma Hanson, MS, RN
Coordinator
701.780.1489
safekids@altru.org

There are numerous brochures available for download (or to order) on the web site at www.safekidsgf.com
These include:

 
Safe Kids Grand Forks has an active Facebook page that posts tips on poison safety and many other topics:

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsgf


Safe Kids Grand Forks has a medication safety Powerpoint that can be used and it is intended for parents and/or caregivers. The presentation is about 30-45 minutes and has speaker notes for ease of use.

Safe Kids Worldwide Visit their web site for poison safety information:


www.safekids.org

http://www.safekids.org/medicinesafety

http://www.safekids.org/poisonsafety


These sites provide tip sheets, research reports, kids' activities, etc.

Up & Away This web site contains great information on medication safe storage.


http://www.upandaway.org/

National Capital Poison Center This web page is full of great resources. From a quarterly newsletter that you can sign up for, to lesson plans, to songs about poison safety, it is a wealth of great resources:

http://www.poison.org/poisonpost/

Center For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Their web site has pages that focus on both medication safety and general poison safety.

http://www.cdc.gov/medicationsafety/


http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Poisoning/preventiontips.htm

http://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2013/CPSC-and-ACCC-Warn-of-Poison-Dangers-with-Liquid-Laundry-Packets/

This link to a 3 minute video about thinking outside the box-room by room poison prevention?
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Multimedia/?vid=69426

Minnesota Poison Control System

Contact:

Kirk Hughes RN, EMT, CSPI
Education Director/Poison Specialist
612-873-5644
www.mnpoison.org
Kirk.hughes@hcmed.org

This link is for a webinar entitled: Train the Trainer - Poison Prevention and Information. There is 1.2 CEU credits offered to attendees (certificate of attendance and evaluation required to be completed). This CEU webinar is offered live and available on-line quarterly.

http://www.mnpoison.org/educators/Conferences/index.htm
Poison Prevention.Org This site offers poster contests, Poison Prevention Week materials, including press releases, media tips, etc., FAQ's, and much more.

http://www.poisonprevention.org/

There is a form and instructions for participating in a poster contest held annually. This is a great way to engage classrooms and children in the messages of poison safety.

North Dakota Safety Council

Contact:

Peter Pomonis
Home & Community Coordinator
North Dakota Safety Council
Office: (701) 751-6118
Email: peterp@ndsc.org
The National Safety Council's web site offers two webinars/videos on medication safety in the workplace as well as a Prescription Drug Employer Kit

http://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/prescription-painkillers-for-employers.aspx