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New Poison Prevention Training with Free Materials

Teachers' Guide

NEW Program launches Monday, March 21st 2022!

In celebration of 65 years of community service, we are excited to announce a new online tool called "Poison Prevention Educator Training." This training is designed for all teachers! Anyone interested in teaching poison prevention information to others within our 54-county coverage area is invited to check-out our new "Teachers' Guide."

Together, through the cooperation of many, we aim to spread the message of poison prevention to the 7.3 million people throughout our service area. We cannot do it alone and we need your help. Whether the audience you choose to teach is your child/children, students, a scout group, staff or senior citizens, this training makes teaching an easy process.


  1. Click on the link for Poison Prevention Educator Training: https://www.upstate.edu/poison/community/train.php (activated on March 21st)

  2. Register for training and complete all training steps to qualify for free materials included in the training (only available to our service area, see above link)

  3. Take the training including:
    • Part I to learn about poisons and the poison center
    • Quick assessment to measure your success
    • Part II to learn how to use the materials to teach poison safety
    • Evaluation, to provide your input to improve the training
    • Download printable PPE Certificate of Completion

  4. Visit our website post training to find the materials as detailed in Part II of the training.

  5. Download the materials necessary for your teaching efforts OR go to our website. There, on our “Free Materials” page, select the materials you would like mailed to you: https://www.upstate.edu/poison/poison-prevention/request-form.php



Training Part I


Part II


Certificate of Completion


Teacher’s Guide

Stop Ask First


Look Alikes Flipchart


For more information contact:

Gail Banach, Director of Public Education & Communications


In the case of a poisoning or for information purposes, call the Upstate New York Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. We are open 24/7, 365 days a year. Each year our center manages more than 50,000 calls from health care providers, 911 operators, hospitals, industry, schools, and the general public in our 54-county service area.

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About Upstate New York Poison Center

Housed inside Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, the Upstate New York Poison Center is dedicated to reducing the number, cost and severity of poisonings within its designated 54-county service area as mandated by New York State Law. The Center is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to both health professionals and the general public at 1-800-222-1222.

About Upstate Medical University

SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care.