“The possibility of a hazmat event is a daily reality, and drug overdose has surpassed trauma to become the leading cause of death from injury in the US. Clearly, emergency providers need to stay up-to-date in toxicology.” Adds lead organizer, Christina Hantsch, MD, FACMT.
PHOENIX (PRWEB) July 18, 2018
ACMT's new Total Tox Course is a comprehensive review of the scope of
emergency toxicology and will include cutting-edge 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 emergency providers, including toxicological issues of current clinical and public health importance. Attendees will be presented with state-of-the-art updates on the evaluation and initial management of poisoning and exposure to medications, drugs of abuse, chemical terrorism, and environmental toxins.
From Toxidromes to Activated Charcoal: A Rational Approach For Managing the Poisoned Patient, Dr. Timothy B. Erickson, Chief of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Chasing the Dragon: The New Dangers of Opioid Abuse, Dr. Lewis Nelson, Chair of the
Department of Emergency Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Chemical Suicide & Mitochondrial Asphyxiants, Dr. Paul Wax, University of Texas, Southwestern School of Medicine; ACMT Executive Director
I Can't Breathe! Pulmonary Irritants & Simple Asphyxiants, Dr. Charles McKay, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; ACMT President
Disaster Preparedness: CBRNE Events, Dr. Joseph Maddry, San Antonio Military Medical Center & Dr. Christina Hantsch, Director, Division of Toxicology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
The Hot Patient: NMS, SS, Malignant Hyperthermia, Dr. Katherine Katzung, Vice Chair,
Emergency Department, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Target Audience: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists, Operational/Tactical Specialized Practice Medics, Residents and Students
Illinois Department of Public Health site code approved for 21 hours of continuing education. Continuing Medical Education credits also available.
Full agenda, faculty bios and registration: https://www.acmt.net/TotalTox_Overview.html
ACMT—Advancing the Toxicological Care of Poisoned Patients and Populations
The American College of Medical Toxicology is a professional, nonprofit association of more than 700 physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology. Medical toxicology focuses on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of poisoning/toxicity and other adverse health effects resulting from medications, chemicals, occupational and environmental substances and biological hazards.