Toxicology 1

Toxicology 1

Information Covered:

  1. Epidemiology of toxicology emergencies
    1. Review of epidemiology of poisoning
    2. National Resources for Poisoning
    3. Types of toxicological emergencies
      1. Unintentional poisoning
      2. Drug/ alcohol abuse
      3. Intentional poisoning/ overdose
    4. Pharmacokinetics
    5. Routes of absorption
    6. Poisoning by ingestion
    7. Poisoning by inhalation
    8. Poisoning by injection
    9. Poisoning by absorption
  2. Toxic syndromes (Toxidromes) including drugs of abuse
    1. Introduction--
    2. Cholinergics
    3. Anticholinergic
    4. Marijuana and cannabis compounds
    5. Sympathomimetics/Stimulates
    6. Barbiturates/sedatives/ hypnotics
    7. Hallucinogens
    8. Opiates
    9. Huffing Agent (Halogenated Hydrocarbons)
  3. Alcoholism
    1. Introduction—Epidemiology, risk factors, morbidity/ mortality complications
    2. Pathophysiology of long term and acute alcohol abuse and withdrawal
      1. End organ damage
        1. Brain
        2. Liver
        3. Heart
        4. Bone
        5. Pancreas
      2. Assessment findings and symptoms for patients with acute and chronic alcohol abuse and withdrawal
      3. Management for a patient with exposure to/use of with acute and chronic alcohol abuse and withdrawal
  4. Poisonings and exposures
    1. Chemicals
      1. Agents
        1. Cyanide
        2. Solvents
        3. Carbon monoxide
        4. Alcohols
        5. Hydrocarbons
        6. Caustics
        7. Metals
        8. Hydrogen Fluoride
        9. Hydrogen Sulfide
        10. Oxides of Nitrogen
        11. Ammonia
        12. Chlorine
      2. Assessment findings and symptoms for patients with chemical poisoning/exposure
      3. Management for a patient with chemical poisoning/exposure
  5. Household Poisons
    1. Pesticides
    2. Household Cleaning poisonings
    3. Poisonous Plants
    4. Assessment findings and symptoms for patients with poisoning/exposure to household poisons
    5. Management for a patient with chemical poisoning/exposure to household poisons
  6. Medication overdose-- Introduction--Pathophysiology, incidence, toxic agents, risk factors, complications
    1. Cardiac medications
    2. Psychiatric medications
    3. Non-prescription pain medications including Salicylates and Acetaminophen
    4. Other
    5. Assessment findings and symptoms for patients with medication overdose
    6. Management for a patient with medication overdose
  7. General Treatment modalities for Poisonings
    1. Facilitated Airway Control
    2. Respiratory Support
    3. Circulation Support
    4. Antidote Therapy
    5. Decontamination
  8. Communication and documentation for patients with toxicological emergencies
  9. Transport decisions with toxicological emergencies
  10. Age-related variations for pediatric and geriatric patients
  11. Patient education and prevention of toxicological emergencies and drug and alcohol abuse

 

Content Creator: James Stone

CAPCE Course Number: 17-EMTP-F3-1309

Total CE Hours: 0.75

Level: Basic

EMT-CE uses the NEMSES guidelines as the foundation for every course outline.