Wednesday, November 6, 2013
17th Annual Toxicology Teaching Day
TARGET AUDIENCE: Physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health care providers who routinely care for poisoned patients.
1) Describe toxins, pathophysiology and various therapeutic options available for the patient presenting with extreme agitation.
2) Verbalize the standard approach to any patient presenting the emergency department after poisoning.
3) Define toxidrome, antidote and identify standard laboratory tests employed in the approach to the poisoned patient.
4) Identify the names, pharmacological effects and use situations of antidotes used in the care of poisoned patients.
5) Identify defining clinical and physical exam findings to differentiate between toxidrome manifestations.
6)Interpret toxicology laboratory findings and other objective biophysical markers that are available at the patient's bedside after poisoning.
7) Identify common toxins the emergency medicine clinician should be familiar with. Describe their pharmacology and treatment after overdose.
8) Identify which toxins cause substantial toxicity in a small amount or after a single dose in select patient populations.
Approved: 7 AMA PRA Category I Credit.