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Mission & Services


Kansas Poison Center's Mission & Services

The mission of the Kansas Poison Center is to provide the people and healthcare providers of Kansas with high-quality education, information and assistance to optimize treatment, prevention and surveillance of poisonings and overdoses.

Our services include:

  • Poison exposure triage and treatment recommendations via telephone
  • Poison-related information questions via telephone
  • Professional education
  • Public education
  • Research and data collection

The Kansas Poison Center receives a variety of poisoning-related calls, which include:

  • Dermal, ocular, ingestion, inhalation and injection poison exposures
  • Drug overdoses
  • Medication mistakes
  • Chemical exposures at work
  • Toxic gas or fumes
  • Pet poisonings
  • Plant poisonings
  • Food poisonings
  • Animal and insect bites or stings
  • And anything else that is toxic to the body

All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; the dosage alone makes it so a thing is not a poison."