Services Provided

The Sanford Poison Center provides the following services for the citizens of the State of South Dakota:

Exposure Management

Telephone Service Specialists in Poison Information (CSPI) provide poison exposure assessment and management techniques to the general public and to health care professionals from across the state. The service is provided though a national toll-free telephone number accessible by both voice and TTY and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Public and Professional Education Service

Various programs are available and designed to promote awareness and prevention of unintentional and intentional exposures; and to improve patient management to those exposures. These programs range from Train the Trainer Program and children’s safety camp participation for the public to Toxicology Conferences for health care professionals .

Poison Prevention Materials Distribution Service

Poison prevention brochures, telephone stickers, magnets and other printed materials written in various languages are provided to the general public by mail, fax or internet to prevent exposures to hazardous substances, to promote awareness of poison prevention and to increase utilization of poison control services.