The WAPC education program is focused on harm reduction and awareness related to poison and drug concerns. Our program consists of several components that are designed to educate the public about poison prevention, train health care professionals in clinical toxicology and offer clinical toxicology and drug information programs to students. The healthcare provider clinical education program continues to grow immensely as a result of new opportunities and fostering new relationships.
Educational Offerings within the Center
All health care professionals can look forward to a career of life-long learning. The field of toxicology exemplifies this challenge. Today, we need access to information about more than 50 million chemicals. This number was only one million half a century ago.
The Washington Poison Center conducts various clinical rotations and in-house education programs to help prepare practicing health care professionals. We host on-site trainees from the state universities’ professional schools and programs including medical, pharmacy and nursing students, fellows, residents and other trainees. They receive training in how to access information to handle toxic exposures during their careers.
We bring the training to you
The WAPC provides training in clinical toxicology for many different healthcare professionals at a variety of locations throughout the State. Professional outreach programs can be arranged through Dr. Alexander Garrard. There is a nominal charge to cover travel expenses and professional time. All programs must be arranged at least a month in advance and are subject to speaker availability