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Surgery (SURG)

Dept. Contact: Donna Kaczynski
Location: EMS Bldg - 0263
Phone: 708-327-2549



Department: Surgery 
Course Number: SURG-427 
Course Title: Medical Toxicology 
No. of Students:
Site: LUMC
Supervisor: Christina Hantsch, M.D.  
Duration: 4.0, 2.0 weeks 
Periods Offered: Year round 
Prerequisite: Completion of Medicine and Emergency Medicine clerkships.
Special Note: Approval by course supervisor required  

The medical toxicology elective will provide focused experience with the evaluation and management of poisoned/potentially poisoned patients. The student will be based at LUMC and will participate in patient care on the medical toxicology consult service including regular direct contact with the attending. Issues of medical toxicology related to emergency preparedness will be covered. There may be additional educational activities at the Illinois Poison Center. The student schedule will include some evening/night/weekend phone availability. During the rotation, the student will be expected to complete a short project on a core topic of medical toxicology.

The objectives of the rotation are to 1) recognize the scope of medical toxicology, 2) describe the basic principles of medical toxicology patient care including presentation, clinical evaluation, antidote therapy, and enhanced elimination, and 3) identify the functions of poison control centers.

Method of Evaluation: Evaluation will be based on direct observation of the student's performance (clinical and oral presentation) by the supervisor and other instructors. A short written examination will be given.



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