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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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PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY: Monmouth County is experiencing a heat wave today. In a heat wave, keeping your cool will keep you healthy and safe. We at the MCRHC and the Monmouth Public Health Consortium are recommending that people and animals stay indoors. If you don’t have air-conditioning, visit a public facility during the hottest hours of the day such as the mall or your local library. DRINK more fluids, but AVOID alcohol and high sugar drinks. When going out, WEAR light clothing, apply cool damp cloths on your skin.

Other tips for beating the heat:
• Check on your elderly neighbors.
• NEVER leave any persons, especially infants or young children, disabled person or pet locked in a car.
• Learn the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and how to treat them.
• Monitor those who are at high risk of heat related illness, such as young children, disabled persons and the elderly
• Stay informed. Check the radio, social media and tv for information on weather patterns, cooling stations.
• Make a plan. If you need to get to an air conditioned space, identify a transportation service or family members who can drive you. Keep important phone numbers near by.
#sunsafety #beattheheat #njsummer #healthmcrhc

Stay cool Monmouth!
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