By Caitlin See, Authorized HSI Instructor
As a CPR Instructor, I’ve taught many classes highlighting the importance of calling Poison Control if ever necessary. Recently, I found out first-hand just how beneficial and convenient this free service is.
We called Poison Control after we discovered our toddler had consumed hand sanitizer. We weren’t prepared for this scenario, so we weren’t sure what we needed to do. The Poison Control medical expert assessed our situation and provided detailed information to help us monitor for symptoms and other risks.
The call only took a few minutes, and it was free and confidential.
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog to read about our hand sanitizer scare and for more information about what to expect when calling Poison Control.