Toxic shico ENG

Toxicology is one of the most complex areas we encounter in Emergency Medicine. The wide range of clinical presentations and the numerous substances that may harm our patients, make the need to know about toxicology an essential part of anybody that works at an Emergency Department. The general evaluation and management of these patients, as well as the recognition of certain toxidromes, can lead us to administer an adequate treatment, diminishing the associated risk of therapies that will not always be useful. Also, knowing the indication for specific therapies for a certain substance can lead us to intervene in a timely manner, helping us to save a life.

ADDRESSED TO / AUDIENCE

General physicians, specialists, last year medical students and nurses that work at emergency departments.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Being a physician, last year med student or nurse that works at an emergency department.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

Provide students with basic concepts on the initial evaluation and management of the intoxicated patient and go through the specifics o some of the most common toxic substances encountered in our country.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

At the end of this workshop, students will be able to:

  • Know the importance of the adequate management of the intoxicated patient.
  • Administer adequately the decontamination measures, and therapies to diminish de substances’ absorption.
  • Know what a toxidrome is, their recognition and how to manage them.
  • Know the presentation and adequate management of some of the most frequent toxic substances in our country.

CONTENTS

-    General approach to the intoxicated patient.

-    ¿What to we intoxicate from?

-    Gastric lavage: ¿How and when?

-    Activated charcoal: ¿unnecessary evil?

-    Antidotes kits in the emergency department.

-    Toxicology orientation centers: their clinical utility.

-    Alcohol intoxication.

-    Illegal drugs.

-    Toxic alcohols.

-    Tricyclic antidepressants.

-    Acetaminophen poisoning.

-    Carbon monoxide poisoning.

-    Organophosphates.

SCHEDULE (subject to changes according with speakers’ availability)

08:15 - 08:30 Welcome
08:30 - 08:50 General approach to the intoxicated patient.
08:50 - 09:10 ¿What to we intoxicate from?
09:10 - 09:30 Gastric lavage: ¿How and when?
09:30 - 09:50 Activated charcoal: ¿unnecessary evil?
09:50 - 10:10 Antidotes kits in the emergency department.
10:10 - 10:30 Toxicology orientation centers: their clinical utility
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:20 Alcohol intoxication
11:20 - 11:40 Illegal drugs
11:40 - 12:00 Toxic alcohols
12:00 - 12:20 TCA
12:20 - 12:40 Acetaminophen poisoning.
12:40 - 13:00 Carbon monoxide poisoning
13:00 - 13:20 Organophosphates
13:20 - 13:30 CLOSURE

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

NaveaDr. Oscar Navea C.

Emergency Medicine

Instructor Adjunto

Programa de Medicina de Urgencia

Departamento de Medicina Interna

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

STAFF

NicksonDr. Chris Nickson

ICU specialist

Clinical Toxicology

The Alfred Hospital

Monash University, Melbourne

Dr. Oscar Navea

Emergency Medicine

Instructor Adjunto

Programa de Medicina de Urgencia

Departamento de Medicina Interna

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Dra. Mariely Ercolano

Emergency Medicine

Programa de Medicina de Urgencia

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

JCSr. Juan Carlos Ríos QF

Sub-Director de CITUC

 

 

MODALITY

In person, theoretical lectures.

ADMISSION PROCESS

Date for admission: from March 1st to August 15th, or until course is full.

People interested to attend this workshop must complete de application form, fund at this link.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Date: Thursday September 1st, 2016.

Time: 08.15 am to 1.30 pm

Duration:  5 hours.

Place: Centro de Extensión, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.