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In an Emergency


1. Call the Poison Center Helpline (1-800-222-1222) if you or another person have been exposed to something that might cause an unwanted and/or unexpected reaction.

 

2. Remain calm - the majority of poison emergencies can be resolved quickly; over the phone

 

3. Call 9-1-1 if the person is unconscious or has difficulty breathing.

 

 

 

Continuing Education

Dec 17, 2017
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Illinois Poison Center - Continuing Education Credit

 

 

The IL Poison Center’s (IPC) free online Poison Prevention Education Course is approved by the IL Department of Public Health and Gateways to Opportunity Registry-Approved for 1 hour CEC credit.

 

 

For Illinois Childcare Providers:

 

This course may be used by Gateways to Opportunity (GTO) members toward Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) annual in-service training hour requirements and toward professional development requirements required for renewal of Professional Educator Licensure (PEL) through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) unless otherwise noted. Anyone who completes the course starting Oct. 1, 2017 will automatically receive the CEC credit on their GTO Personal Development Record (4-6 weeks after course completion).

 

 

Gateways Registry Members who completed the IPC’s Poison Prevention Education Course/Curso de Educacion Para la Prevencion de Envenenamientos prior to Oct. 1, 2017, may self-report the training on the Gateways Registry website: www.ilgateways.com by logging into the Dashboard and clicking on My Registry then Learn links.  When self-reporting, it is recommended that the member retain a copy of the IPC’s Certificate of Completion (training certificate) as proof of completion. See instructions below re: how to print/download the certificate.

 

 

For Illinois RN, Paramedic, PHRN, EMT-1/AEMT, EMT, FRD/EMR Professionals:

 

This course is eligible for 1 hour of CEC credit from the Illinois Department of Public Health: 2017 Site Code is 045126E1217.  Simply print the Certificate of Completion (see instructions below) and forward to the contact who processes your continuing education requests. 
 

 

 

To Print/Download Your IPC Certificate of Completion:

o   log on to Poison Prevention Education Resource Center at:  www.illinoisPoisonCenter.org/outreach

o   on the Home page, select “Click here to print and/or download your Certificate of Completion.” 

 

 

 

Questions, contact IPC at IPCadmin@team-iha.org or 312.906.6136.

 

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