ACMT to Offer Virtual Total Tox Course for Healthcare Providers

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The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) will present the 2021 Virtual ‘Total Tox Course’ on three Fridays in February – the 5th, 12th, and 19th. Attendees may choose to register for one, two, or for the complete course, all three days. The course is intended for a wide array of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, EMTs, first responders, and others.

2021 ACMT Total Tox Course

The possibility of a hazmat event is a daily reality; drug overdose is a leading cause of death in the US; exposure to disinfectants, sanitizers, prescribed and homeopathic COVID-19 treatments are also increasing. It’s clear that healthcare providers need to stay up-to-date in toxicology.

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) will present the 2021 Virtual ‘Total Tox Course’ on three Fridays in February – the 5th, 12th, and 19th. Attendees may choose to register for one, two, or for the complete course, all three days. Register here.

The 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, Pharmacists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Medics, EMTs, Specialists in Poison Information (SPI), Laboratorians, Poison Center Educators, First Responders, Operational or Tactical Specialists, Residents and Students. 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
Envenomations
Disaster Preparedness - Radiation, Nerve Agents, & Biologic Terrorism
Dangers in Your House
Tricyclic Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, SSRIs and Lithium
Ethanol Intoxication & Withdrawal
Plants, Mushrooms & Nutritional Supplements
Toxic Alcohols
Antimicrobials & Antivirals
Drug Screen Pitfalls
Asphyxiants
Anticonvulsants
Malignant Hyperthermia
Local Anesthetic Toxicity
Dysrhythmias
Beta and Calcium Channel Blockers
Toxicity of Endocrine Agents

Course organizer Christina Hantsch, MD, FACEP, FAACT, FACMT explains, “The possibility of a hazmat event is a daily reality; drug overdose has surpassed trauma to become a leading cause of death from injury in the US and is increasing with the COVID-19 pandemic-related stress; exposure to disinfectants, sanitizers and both prescribed and homeopathic COVID-19 treatments are also increasing. With facts such as these in mind, it’s clear that healthcare providers need to stay up-to-date in toxicology.”

This activity is eligible for CME (Continue Medical Education) and CPE (Continuing Pharmacy Education). Registration for the course is open now! Register here.

This course has been recommended by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP), American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), Central State Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association (CSOEMA), Society of Forensic Toxicology (SOFT), and the Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine (WISAM).

About ACMT
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. We care for people in clinical, academic, governmental, and public health settings, and provide poison control center leadership.

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