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This is a 3-credit course.
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.
|Principles of Toxicology for Medical Professionals
|CNS Depressants, Opiates and Opioids
|CNS Depressants, Licit and Illicit Abuse of Opioids
|CNS Depressants, Benzodiazepines
|Hallucinogens, Natural & synthetic Cannabinoids
|Hallucinogens, Miscellaneous Hallucinogens
|CNS Stimulants, Cocaine
|CNS Stimulants, Methamphetamine
|CNS Stimulants, Miscellaneous Stimulants
|Specialized Drugs of Abuse, Drugs of Facilitated Sexual Assault
|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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