PHA 6935 The Toxicology of Licit and Illicit Drugs of Abuse
A wide range of drugs are frequently encountered in the ED and in everyday practice settings. Among them are a majority of cases of substance use disorders that involve both licit and illicit drugs.
Recognizing the symptoms of toxidromes early, providing adequate intervention and treatment to the patient, and ensuring the safety of those delivering care are critical components of this course. Following a brief recap of the basics of medical toxicology and toxidromes, the course will focus on the different classes of drugs, their commonly encountered abuse, treatment approaches, and legal components such as drug testing.
|Module 1||Principles of Toxicology for Medical Professionals|
|Module 2||CNS Depressants, Opiates and Opioids|
|Module 3||CNS Depressants, Licit and Illicit Abuse of Opioids|
|Module 4||CNS Depressants, Benzodiazepines|
|Module 5||Hallucinogens, Cathinones|
|Module 6||Hallucinogens, Natural & synthetic Cannabinoids|
|Module 7||Hallucinogens, MDMA|
|Module 8||Hallucinogens, Miscellaneous Hallucinogens|
|Module 9||CNS Stimulants, Cocaine|
|Module 10||CNS Stimulants, Methamphetamine|
|Module 11||CNS Stimulants, Miscellaneous Stimulants|
|Module 12||Specialized Drugs of Abuse, Drugs of Facilitated Sexual Assault|
|Module 13||Specialized Drugs of Abuse, Performance Enhancing Drugs|
Karch’s Pathology of Drug Abuse
Authors: Steven B. Karch, Olaf Drummer
Publisher: CRC Press; 5th edition (11/11/2015)
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