A Snapshot of the Calls We Receive

Have you ever wondered why someone would call a Poison Center? Or, what kind of calls would a Poison Center handle? The full PDF version of "A Day in the Life of Your Poison Center" captures the various scenarios of calls that a Poison Center may manage on any given day, and demonstrates how a call to the Poison Center may begin.

Below is a snapshot of “A Day in the Life of Your Poison Center”. On the particular day this log was recorded, the Cincinnati Children’s Drug & Poison Control Center took 149 calls. To get an idea of the scope of these calls, check out the numbers below.

The 149 calls taken included:

63

Calls regarding children

51  

Calls regarding adults

33

Calls from Emergency Rooms

26

Calls to identify medication

4

Calls regarding pets

3

Calls from law enforcement officers

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