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The poison center staff consists of the Director, Medical Director, Community Outreach Coordinator, Program Specialist and eight Registered Nurses (RN). Each call to the poison center is answered by a Specialist in Poison Information who is specially trained in the management of poisoning emergencies. Qualified staff become Certified Specialists in Poison Information. This is the result of extensive work in the area of toxicology and an exam. The WVPC utilizes many different resources for recommendations of patient treatment. Computer data banks as well as a comprehensive toxicological library are on hand for the most up to date information. Specialty consultants are also on call 24 hours a day for expert information on complex cases.

 

POISONING EMERGENCY: 1-800-222-1222

 

Community Outreach Coordinator

Carissa McBurney
Phone: (304) 347-1379
E-Mail: cmcburney@hsc.wvu.edu
Fax: (304) 347-3908

Administration

Phone: (304) 347-1212
Fax:(304) 347-3908

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West Virginia Poison Center
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
Charleston Division
3110 MacCorkle Ave., SE
Charleston, WV 25304

WEST VIRGINIA POISON CENTER STAFF

Director

Elizabeth J. Scharman, PharmD, DABAT, BCPS, FAACT
Professor, WVU School of Pharmacy

Medical Director

Michael Abesamis, MD, ABMT

Back-Up Medical Directors

Anthony Pizon, MD, ABMT

Joseph Yanta, MD

Michael Lynch, MD, ABMT

Joshua Shulman, MD                                                                                                                                                                                             

Program Specialist

Monique Sypolt, BA

Community Outreach Coordinator

Carissa EB McBurney, MPA

Supervisor of Operations/Toxicology Education Supervisor

Jamie R. Cook, RN, MSN, CSPI, AHLS

Logistics Supervisor

Ryan S. Aliff, RN, BSN, CSPI, AHLS

Certified Specialist in Poison Information

Sue A. Acord, RN, BSN, CSPI
Pamela J. Chase, RN, CSPI
Nicole D. Clendenin, RN, BSN, CSPI
Kenneth G. Haught, RN, BSN, CSPI
Willette K. Haught, RN, CSPI
Britney Hill, RN, CSPI