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Medical Toxicology Consultations

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The Washington Poison Center offers medical toxicology phone consultations with our Medical Director or one of our consulting medical toxicologists, 24/7/365, for health professionals, first responders, and public health officials.

Healthcare professionals routinely call our medical team for their clinical expertise on the diagnosis, management and prevention of poisoning, and other adverse health effects due to medications, occupational and environmental toxins, and biological agents.

Medical Toxicology Phone Consultations can include advice on:

  • Unintentional and intentional overdoses.
  • Exposure to industrial chemical products and environmental hazards.
  • Recommendations for evaluation, management and treatment specific to the patient.
  • Prudent and judicious use of healthcare resources for toxic exposures.

Experts in Toxicology

The Washington Poison Center is led by a Medical Director, board-certified in toxicology, and supported by a team of board-certified consulting medical toxicologists.

Medical toxicologists are a vital part of the healthcare, governmental, educational and industry sectors. Our work leads to quality, safe, and cost-efficient healthcare, by increasing knowledge, as well as the development of standardized treatment protocols for children and adults dealing with acute poisoning, environmental exposures or emergency preparedness responses.

Published research* has demonstrated that poison centers provide value-based healthcare, saving millions of healthcare dollars through the expertise knowledge and recommendations our toxicologists and specialists in poison information can provide to the public and health care providers.

 To set up a medical toxicology phone consultation, call us at
1 (800) 222-1222, or email us for further information.

 

*  The Lewin Group, Inc. Final Report on the Value of the Poison Center System. Sept. 26 2012.