Clinical Toxicology and Emergency Medicine
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.
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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.
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.
- 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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