The materials and links provided by the Oregon Poison Center are for informational purposes only. The health information provided should not take the place of advice and care from our poison specialists or toxicologists. For help with an actual exposure emergency, please call your regional poison control center immediately for treatment assistance 1-800-222-1222.
The Oregon Poison Center is a resource for the public health care workers and emergency responders in the event of a disaster or any incident involving chemical agents. Our staff works with a variety of local, state and regional agencies to facilitate public information, preparedness and response.
The nursing and medical staff provides ongoing consultation and patient management assistance. In addition, the poison center works closely with public health agencies to facilitate accurate and efficient communication to the public in the event of an emergency.
In the event of a disaster, the role for the Oregon Poison Center is to provide patient treatment guidelines to health care providers at their respective treatment facilities, as well as patient management support to on-scene emergency responders. The poison center maintains a series of treatment guidelines called Fast Facts, which can be electronically transmitted to emergency facilities throughout our region.
Fast facts guidelines for disaster planning
The materials provided here are to be used with the support of our medical staff. Please call us at any time for a consultation with our medical toxicologists. The documents below are available in PDF format.
Decontamination - health care workers
FF arsenic & cadmium FF arsenic-inorganic accidental
FF arsenic-inorganic intentional
FF arsenic-interpreting urine arsenic levels
FF arsine - include CDC collection protocol
FF botulinum toxin
FF caustic acids
FF caustic alkali compounds
FF CDC potassium iodide
FF dirty Bomb
FF mercury-heated metal
FF mercury-inorganic salts
FF mucosal irritation - also send CDC collection protocol
FF mycotoxin - also send CDC collection protocol
FF nerve agents - also send CDC collection protocol
FF Q fever
FF ricin - also send CDC collection protocol
FF staph - also send CDC collection protocol
FF unconscious patient
FF venezuelan equine enceph
FF vesicants - send CDC collection protocol