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  • Provide free, accessible and basic training on poison prevention and poison center services to anyone 13 years or older, living/working in Illinois.
  • Introduce free online resources regarding poison safety, prevention and treatment.
  • Provide information necessary to educate community members on poison safety and prevention.
  • Empower others to share poison prevention materials and information with each other and members of their communities.
By completing this free course, you become registered as a “Poison Prevention Educator” with the Illinois Poison Center (IPC).  You are not expected or committed to do poison prevention education.  As a result of completing this Poison Prevention Education Course and viewing the variety of resources available to you (education materials, presentation tools, promotion items, etc.), we hope that you will chose to integrate poison prevention materials/education and the IPC toll-free helpline number ( 1-800-222-1222 ) into your personal and/or professional life.  
This course is approved for FREE continuing education credit (CEC) by: 
  • Gateways to Opportunity Registry-Approved (1 training hour for IL childcare providers) 
  • IL Department of Public Health (1 CEU for IL EMS and nursing professionals)
  • Illinois Early Intervention Service Coordinators, Early Interventionists, and Other Early Intervention Stakeholders (1 hour of EI credential credit #11539 in the area of Poison Prevention Education)

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