Carolinas Poison Control Center receives Member of the Year Award
Safe Kids Charlotte Mecklenburg has named Carolinas Poison Center the 2017 Member of the Year.  The award is given to coalition members who make a significant impact in the area of childhood injury prevention.  Coalition members vote on the award recipient.

This year, the Carolinas Poison Control Center launched an educational PowerPoint targeted to teens about the proper use of medications and how to avoid medication poisonings.  That PowerPoint can be accessed here.

In addition, the center debuted online chat, which allows an alternative way for people to contact the center about a poisoning.  Since the inception of chat about a month ago, just over half of chats (where an age was provided) have concerned someone 18 years old and younger.

The center also connects the coalition to the latest poisoning data and trends to help identify vulnerable populations, detail poisoning threats that can be addressed by the coalition as a whole, and determine poison prevention messaging that can be shared with others.  The center gladly distributes poison prevention materials to coalition members and to anyone in the general public.  Click here to see the full line of education materials offered by Carolinas Poison Control.


Concerns over contact with fentanyl addressed

Should EMS professionals fear an exposure to fentanyl when arriving on the scene of a suspected fentanyl overdose?  The Medical Director of Carolinas Poison Control Center, Dr. Michael Beuhler, helps shed some light on what a fentanyl overdose looks like and if there is cause for concern when experiencing incidental contact with fentanyl.  Click here to read more.

First responders:  click here to download a fact sheet from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) about dermal exposure to fentanyl.    


Carolinas Poison Center celebrates 25 years with PSA 
In 2017, Carolinas Poison Center is marking its 25th anniversary. As the state of North Carolina’s only poison control center, we’ve advised people through a lot of ingestions, inhalations, envenomations, exposures on the skin, or in the eyes. Hear from our staff as they describe a day in the life of a poison control center and why they love what they do.

Watch the 25th anniversary PSA video


Carolinas Poison Center seeks pharmacy fellow
The Carolinas Poison Center (CPC) Pharmacy Toxicology Fellowship is actively searching for our next fellow. As a fellow at the CPC, pharmacists will have the opportunity to participate in direct patient care at the bedside (at Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children’s Hospital) and across the state of North Carolina (through CPC) as they prepare to enter the profession of Clinical Toxicology.

Application packets, including Letter of Intent, CV, and three References are due by January 31, 2018 to Anna Dulaney, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT: anna.dulaney@carolinashealthcare.org