A poisoning can happen to anyone at anytime – this is why the New Mexico Poison Center makes a variety of poison prevention programs available to the public. Each of the lesson plans below comes fully equipped with the materials necessary to give an engaging presentation.
We encourage fellow advocates and community educators to download presentation materials by following the links below. If you choose to present a program, please fill out the Presentation Information Form and the Participant Sign - In Sheet (the first name of the child is sufficient). In addition, please have the site contact fill out a Program Evaluation Form for children audiences; for adult audiences please have every participant fill out an evaluation form.
The aforementioned documentation is crucial in the improvement of our educational programs and materials and meeting the public's needs. Please forward all forms to Jacqueline Kakos, Health Educator: 505-272-5892 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org (e - mail) or MSC 09 5080 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M. 87131 (physical address).
To request additional presentation materials, such as telephone stickers or refrigerator magnets, submit a Materials Order Form Online or call 1-800-222-1222. Please allow two weeks to process.
You may also request a presentation to be given by a Poison Center staff member by calling 505-272-1364 or emailing email@example.com.
Young children are at greatest risk for unintentional poisonings. That’s why the American Association of Poison Control Centers created the "Quills Up – Stay Away!" program featuring Spike, the porcupine puppet. The program, designed for preschool children, makes it easy and fun to teach this important topic. All materials available on the Illinois Poison Center Web site.
This fun and educational program teaches elementary-aged children about the dangers of poisons and how to protect themselves from becoming poisoned. This program is offered in two versions: an abbreviated version for community educators and an extended version for elementary educators.
Research shows us that the majority of children begin to self - medicate at 11 years of age. In an effort to address medication misuse and abuse Scholastic Books, the American Association of Poison Control Centers and McNeil Consumer Healthcare developed the OTC Literacy Program. This program comes complete with lesson modules, activities and take - home handouts for the family.
A common misconception among adolescents is that prescription medications are safe to experiment with since they are legal; however this could not be further from the truth. Prescription medications can be very dangerous to one's health if used in the wrong way, by the wrong person or in the wrong amount.
Dr. Megan Thompson at the University of New Mexico's College of Pharmacy created this presentation in partnership with the Cardinal Health Foundation. The PowerPoint presentation addresses the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse among adolescents.
The presentation is easy to follow with instructional notes for educators that are included below the slides. Embedded within the presentation is an interactive exercise in which audience members are asked to discuss a case report.
Visit the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Web site to download free, additional educational materials for all age groups.
This program teaches caregivers of small children how to create a poison-safe environment for children to learn and play in. The program can be adapted to educate parents, babysitters or professional caregivers. First aid instruction is also included should a poisoning occur.
Most people think of children when they think of poisoning. However, while children are more often exposed to poisons, adults suffer more serious poisoning injuries and deaths. That’s why the American Association of Poison Control Centers created "Poison Control In Action", to teach adults valuable information about poison prevention and what to do in a poison emergency.
The Taking Your Medicines Safely program was developed by the United States Health Resources and Services Administration and the Administration on Aging to promote medication safety and prevent medication - related poisonings among older adults. This train - the - trainer program offers a leader guide on how to present the program as well as a number of additional educational materials.