Teaching Adults about Poisons

[su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/T8kJIg_Y38Q”] [su_expand more_text=”Show More”] When teaching adults about poisons, the program should be based on current research and current poisoning data.  Adult lesson plans and testing tools can be found in the resource center. The goal is to provide adults with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Identify poisons
  • Prevent poisonings
  • Respond appropriately in a poisoning emergency

Programs for adults/older adults can be conducted at:

  • Places of employment
  • PTA meetings
  • Neighborhood association meetings
  • Civic and community/volunteer organization meetings
  • Health departments
  • Hospitals
  • Senior centers

  After each program, adults should be able to:

  • State the purpose of the program
  • State examples of common poisons
  • Describe risk factors associated with poisoning for children and adults
  • Identify individuals at risk of poisoning
  • List strategies to prevent poisonings in the home
  • Repeat the phone number of the poison control center
  • Describe the appropriate response for poison emergencies
  • Describe the services provided by the Georgia Poison Center
  • Describe the information to give to the poison specialist