What to do if a poisoning occurs:

Remain calm

Call 911 if the person has collapsed or is not breathing.

If the person is awake and alert call the Poison Center by dialing 1-800-222-1222.

Have the following information ready;

  • How the person is doing
  • When did the poisoning happen
  • What is the name of the product or medication
  • Age and weight may or may not be needed
  • Does the person have any medical conditions
  • What treatment has been done so far for the person

Even if you are not sure a poisoning has occurred, or have a question it is always best to call the Nebraska Regional Poison Center to discuss with a specialist in poison information.  You will speak directly with a registered nurse or pharmacist.  We are here to help you.