Medical Toxicology Rotation Topics

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Medical Toxicology Rotation Topics

The Blue Ridge Poison Center manages a region encompassing 2.4 million people and receives more than 28,000 calls each year pertaining to human poisonings. Our clinical team is also involved in the care of nearly all poisoned patients admitted to the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Rotating students, residents, and fellows will:

  • Review these cases daily and be actively involved in the initial management and treatment of these patients.
  • Learn to diagnose various toxic syndromes (anticholinergic, sympathomimetic, opioid, cholinergic, and withdrawal states).
  • Learn how to manage specific poisonings. These will include prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbal products, drugs of abuse, natural toxins, occupational chemicals, chemical warfare agents and household products.
  • Learn how to manage patients in remote wilderness regions. Wilderness medicine topics will be addressed. Outings to The Blue Ridge Mountains will be arranged for Wilderness Medicine training.
  • Be involved in accessing patients in the outpatient toxicology clinic that meets twice a month.

TOPICS COVERED DURING THE ROTATION

Gen Management

Acetaminophen

Salicylate

Iron

Theophylline

Hypoglycemics

Digitalis

Antihypertensives

Antidepressants

Opioids

Toxic Alcohols

Cocaine

Amphet/Metcath

Plants

Mushrooms

Vitamins

Caffeine

Anticonvulsants

Antihistamines

Anticoagulants

Antituberculosis

Antimalarial

Ergotamines

Antimicrobials

Neuroleptics

Drug Withdraw

Botulism

Tox Lab

Neurotansmitters

Antidotes

Mothballs

Rodenticides

Herbicides

Caustics/Batteries

Marine Animals

Food Poisoning

Herbal Medicine

Nicotine

Arsenic

Mercury

NMS/SS/MH

Sedative-Hypnotic

PCP

Hallucinogens

Marijuana

Hydrocarbons

Snakes

Smoke Inhalation

Insecticides/Nerve

Lead

INH

NSAIDS

Strichnine

Antidotes

Hazmat

Lithium

Teratology

Inhalants

Cases

Murder

Cold injury

Heat illness

Lightning injuries

Wilderness trauma

Wilderness survival

Search & rescue

Tick-borne disease

Parasites

Dysbarism

High altitude illness