The Poison Awareness Program involves a partnership between the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), the Student Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (SSHP), and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), as well as the Central Ohio Poison Control Center (COPC).
Be Poison Smart! is a program targeted towards everyone (ages 3 years old and up). This program addresses how to become poison proof with respect to poisonous hazards in and around the home. It is based on the look-alike ("pretty poisons") concept.
Be Poison Wise!is a program targeted towards adults, especially the elderly. This program addresses medication safety and prevention of medication mistakes.
These two programs provide an excellent opportunity for future pharmacists to become involved in patient education.
Please contact the group e-mail if you would like to volunteer.