What you'll learn

  • Define the general principles of caring for the poisoned patient
  • Differentiate specific and crucial points of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of particular poisonings
  • Discuss important medical literature that serves as the underpinning for the rational practice of toxicology
  • Develop case-based clinical problem-solving skills

Course description

This HMS CME Online course is targeted to emergency medicine physicians as well as other clinicians who practice in an acute care setting (e.g., internists, family practice physicians, pediatricians, hospitalists, and intensivists). Participants will have an opportunity to review and advance their knowledge of current practice patterns and recent advances in clinical emergency medicine.

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Course outline

  • Challenging Cases in Toxicology is organized as follows:

    Case 1: Intentional Overdose


    Case 2: Unresponsive Patient


    Case 3: Nausea, Vomiting, and Mild Abdominal Pain


    Case 4: Depressed Male Found Unresponsive


    Case 5: Attempted Suicide after a Breakup


    Case 6: Weakness, Vomiting and Bradycardia


    Case 7: Found Down at Work


    Case 8: Female Transferred from Endoscopy Suite


    Case 9: Attempted Suicide by Medication


    Case 10: Found Unresponsive in a Hotel Room

    CME Posttest

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Medical School

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