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What’s New in Toxicology? What Every Acute Care Practitioner Needs to Know

April 1, 2023

$325

UBC Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) is proud to host What’s New in Toxicology? What Every Acute Care Practitioner Needs to Know.

A joint conference with the BC Drug and Poison Information Centre, BC Centre for Disease Control, medical toxicologists will discuss recent changes in the management of drug overdose. Program highlights include presentation of difficult management cases and discussions of controversial management areas. Toxicologists will demonstrate why the management of each case is difficult and emphasize key management strategies while focusing on pearls and pitfalls in clinical management.

Participants will learn how to treat overdose patients with life threatening symptoms such as hyperthermia, seizures or cardiac dysrhythmias, assess when and how to administer potentially life-saving antidotes, and identify which drug overdose patients may benefit from transfer.