Krista Osterthaler, MPH

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Krista Osterthaler, MPH

Krista Osterthaler, MPH, is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the National Capital Poison Center in Washington, DC, the nonprofit organization that developed webPOISONCONTROL. In addition to her master’s degree in Public Health, Krista has a Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology from The George Washington University. Krista began her career as a high school biology teacher, first joining poison control as a poisoning prevention educator in 2011. Krista has since served as a Vice President for the American Association of Poison Control Centers, Chair of the National Poisoning Prevention Council, and Director of Programs and Research at Safe Kids Worldwide.

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What to Do If Your Child Accidentally Ingests Medicines or Vitamins

By: Krista Osterthaler, MPH

What to Do If Your Child Accidentally Ingests Medicines or Vitamins Contact Poison Control right away if you think your child might have gotten into medicine or vitamins, even if you are not completely sure. Free and confidential expert help is available by phone at 1-800-222-1222 or online via webPOISONCONTROL®. If the child collapses, has […]

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