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The Education Department is dedicated to providing poison prevention education and resources to all New Jersey communities.

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Healthcare Professionals

We offer valuable resources for healthcare professionals, including:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate rotations (Medical, pharmacy and nursing)
  • A fellowship program in medical toxicology
  • Publications and online content written by our faculty
  • Journal Club and NJ Toxicology Case Conference
  • Clinical tools and references

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Welcome to the New Jersey Poison Control Center

The NJ Poison Control Center, also known as the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES), is the state’s primary defense against injury and deaths from poisoning.Our experts are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of poisoning for the general public and healthcare professionals across the state.

Staffed by trained healthcare professionals, we are dedicated to assisting the residents of New Jersey in all concerns related to drugs, chemicals, food, and other poison exposures. We assist callers of all ages, in all languages. All calls are free and confidential.

According to the U.S.Centers for Disease Control, poisoning is now the #1 cause of unintentional death for children and young adults. No question is too small when you are concerned about your health and the health of your loved ones. Many cases can be resolved over the phone, usually avoiding an unnecessary trip to the emergency room. Call us now to get the help you need.

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The State's COVID-19 Hotline at the NJ Poison Control Center, part of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, has helped over 50,000 callers since opening in January 2020 as part of #NewJersey's public health response to the #pandemic.

To our team of medical & public health professionals: THANK YOU for continuing to provide concerned callers with reliable information and assistance around the clock. 🤝👏🙌

Feeling sick and think it may be #COVID19? Before running to the emergency room, call us first for medical advice and information.
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Bites, stings and everything in between! Contact #PoisonControl for help 24/7.

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There’s nothing quite like #homemade #salsa… Until the jalapeno peppers get into your eyes!

If this happens, get that eye irrigated with water or call us right away!

Know the signs of an overdose? Have a question or #emergency involving #opioids or other medicine/drug? Need Info on #naloxone & how to safely use it?

Get 24/7 help from the healthcare staff at your local #PoisonControl Center 📲1-800-222-1222
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“If a doctor or #healthcare provider is evaluating a patient with new-onset hearing loss, asking about whether #opioids are in the medication regimen is important,” @DrDianeC @NJPoisonCenter @Rutgers_NJMS

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