EMMD 7571

Clinical Toxicology and Emergency Medicine


Alejandra Melgarejo
Course Coordinator

Kristi Lamb
Site Coordinator

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Terms offered: 

Preferably INMD 79XX


    Catalog Description: This course offers the student the opportunity to be involved in the initial stages of providing critical care to the patient with serious, sometimes life-threatening medical problems. The student will develop understanding of the application of certain procedural principles of critical care and the fundamentals of Clinical Toxicology. These include drug overdoses, acute alcohol intoxication and withdrawal syndromes, antidotes, toxic inhalations, some environmental toxins, indications for hemoperfusion/dialysis, street drug problems and principles of pediatric poisonings.


    • RH: Regions Hospital, 640 Jackson St., St. Paul, MN 55101

    Required session attendance: 

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 8:00am-4:00pm, working directly with faculty

    Direct patient care: Yes

    Consent Requirement: Arranged. Please submit a request to schedule using the form linked below.

    EMMD Arranged Electives Form

    Course Objectives: This course will offer the student a chance to participate in the emergency management of toxic ingestions and exposures. The student will develop an orderly and systematic approach in the emergency department management of overdosed and poisoned patients.

    At course completion, the student will:

    • know the indications for admission of ED managed patients to inpatient services.
    • be familiar with techniques used in the emergent management of severely poisoned patients.
    • have a better understanding of the toxicokinetics of common drugs encountered in overdoses.
    • be familiar with poison information database system commonly used by US Poison Centers.

    Graded Components: 

    • Clinical Assessment of the student by the attending

    Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: No

    Course equivalency: N/A

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