Health Care Professionals

Clinical management

The Oregon Poison Center is a resource for health care providers throughout our region. As the toxicology experts for the region, the nursing and physician staff of the poison center provides ongoing consultation and case management assistance to health care providers managing patients who have experienced a toxic exposure. An Oregon Poison Center medical toxicologist is on call 24 hours per day to respond to complex toxicologic cases. Our poison center provides ongoing consultation and follows patient progress with the treating health care provider to assist in evaluating diagnostic tests, clinical laboratory and EKG findings.

Toxicology fellowship

The Oregon Poison Center and Department of Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University offer a medical toxicology fellowship program. This fellowship is a two-year training program for physicians who are already qualified in a primary specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The program is designed to prepare the fellow for board certification in medical toxicology.  

Check out our promo video for the Medical Toxicology Fellowship at OHSU and the Oregon Poison Center.

Professional education

The Oregon Poison Center is a training site and educational resource for health care providers with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of the care they provide to patients experiencing a toxic exposure. As an academic program of Oregon Health & Science University, the poison center has the opportunity to teach students from many health care disciplines. Emergency medicine residents as well as medical, nursing, paramedic and pharmacy students obtain on site training here at the poison center.

The physicians and nursing staff of the Oregon Poison Center provides professional toxicology education through lectures, conferences, medical journal articles and didactic learning experiences. Check out our educational resources below: 

  • Tox shorts - a series of YouTube videos on topics in the emergency management of poisonings.
  • Toxicology publications - toxicology fellowship publications authored by Oregon Poison Center faculty and fellows.
  • SPI publications - publications authored by Oregon Poison Center Specialists in Poison Information (SPIs) (nurses and pharmacists).  

Toxicology Podcast

Follow Oregon Poison Center toxicology podcast on SoundCloud
Follow Oregon Poison Center toxicology podcast on SoundCloud®

As a comprehensive toxicology resource center, the Oregon Poison Center holds educational podcasts on a regular basis. These podcasts play an essential role in educating students, emergency medicine residents, nurses and toxicology fellows. 

Click the link below to go to our SoundCloud® page to listen or download podcasts. You may also download the SoundCloud® app on your mobile device and search for 'Oregon 1-800-222-1222' to follow along. 

Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative - Medical (PERC-med)

Helping medical professionals prevent, recognize, and treat pesticide-related illness. The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative - Medical is a cooperative agreement (agreement #X-83935901) between the U.S. EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs and University of California Davis Extension, in collaboration with Oregon State University.

Learn more about PERC-med or contact Diana Simmes, M.P.H. at for more information.