Author - Vickie Dance

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Vickie Dance, M.S., has worked for the Illinois Poison Center since Sept. 2004 overseeing Public Education and Communications.  She, her husband and their 1 year old daughter live in East Lakeview and are avid users of NPN! The Illinois Poison Center is a non-profit health service that provides those who live and work in Illinois with access to comprehensive and trusted information and treatment advice on potentially harmful substances via a free, confidential 24-hour hotline: 1-800-222-1222. The hotline is staffed by specially trained medical experts, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists.

Oh, That Dreaded Call…“We’re in the Emergency Room!”

On June 25, just 6 months after we adopted our precious baby girl (Pepper), I got that call (from my husband) that everyone dreads…”we’re in the emergency room…Pepper threw up after eating some leaves that might have been poisonous!”.  Ironically, I was on my way home from conducting a presentation on poison prevention education which concluded with my favorite two professional, (and now personal) mantras: …”Don’t stall, just call 1-800-222-1222” and “No issue too big or small, just call t...

Posted on December 16, 2011 at 8:00 AM by Vickie Dance