Emergency providers need to stay updated on med tox since the possibility of a hazmat event is a daily reality, drug overdose is the leading cause of death from injury in the US, and new issues, such as vaping-associated lung injury, continue to emerge.
PHOENIX (PRWEB) September 12, 2019
ACMT will present the 2019 ‘Total Tox Course’ on Monday, December 9 – Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at The Wink Hotel in Washington, DC.
The ACMT Total Tox Course is a comprehensive review of the scope of emergency toxicology and will include up-to-date interventions and management options for poisoned patients. Prominent experts in medical toxicology and emergency medicine will lead the course.
The 3-day course will focus on medical toxicology topics of interest to physicians, mid-level practitioners, clinical pharmacists, paramedics and emergency providers, including issues of current clinical and public health importance. Attendees will be presented with the most up-to-date information to evaluate and manage cases of poisoning and exposure to medications, drugs of abuse, chemical terrorism, and environmental toxins.
Topics will include:
- Dangers and Management of Opioid Abuse
- Over-the-Counter Poisons
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Disaster Preparedness
- Dangers in Your House
- Tricyclic Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, SSRIs and Lithium
- Ethanol Intoxication & Withdrawal
- Plants, Mushrooms & Nutritional Supplements
- Toxic Alcohols
- Antimicrobials & Antivirals
- Drug Screen Pitfalls
- And More!
This activity is eligible for CME (Continue Medical Education) and CPE (Continuing Pharmacy Education).
This course has been recommended by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, The District of Columbia ACEP Chapter, and the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians.
The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise and board certification in medical toxicology. Our members specialize in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and monitoring of injury and illness from exposures to drugs and chemicals, as well as biological and radiological agents. ACMT members work in clinical, academic, governmental, and public health settings, and provide poison control center leadership.