TPC News

Thanksgiving Wishes


Over the river and throughout the state,

What hazards will intoxicate?

Thanksgiving draws near.

Our hope for this year?

“No poisonings happen here!”


Over the river and throughout the state,

What should we anticipate?

To be toxin free,

Here in Tennessee,

Is the wish of the TPC!!


-          Cheri Wessels, BSN, MBA, CSPI




Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) is a comprehensive poison resource center located on the campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We are the statewide poison emergency information and resource center for the public and health care professionals.

Tennessee Poison Center is certified as the statewide poison control center by the Tennessee Department of Health and is certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

How You Can Help

Tennessee Poison Center helps more than 127,000 callers a year. We depend on community support in order to provide our vital programs.

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