Medical Education Symposium

First Author Information

Michelle Troendle, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Attending Physician, Division of Medical Toxicology

Presentation Format

Poster

Type of Activity

Innovation

Original Presentation Date

2017

Date of Submission

May 2017

Abstract/Short Description

Medical toxicology is frequently a weak subject area for medical students. This may be due to few fellowship-trained medical toxicologists at academic institutions, overshadowing of medical toxicology by “bread and butter” emergency medicine lectures, and material not being presented in an engaging manner. Power points are often used for lectures to deliver a large amount of content in a short time frame. However, students may become disengaged and experience a “death by power point” feeling.

Purpose/Research Question

The purpose of this project is to present basic principals in medical toxicology to 4th year medical students on their emergency medicine elective month in an informative, engaging manner with minimal use of power points. Four lecture series were presented through the flipped classroom method of teaching with audience response systems, case-based learning, props, movie clips, and simulation lab.

Objectives

1) Recognize the basic principles of toxicology and how they apply to the initial management of an acutely poisoned patient

2) Recognize and manage care of an acutely poisoned patient with acetaminophen

3) Recognize and manage care of an acutely poisoned patient with salicylate

4) Recognize and manage care of a patient with a toxidrome.

References

1) Tintinalli, Judith E Contributor, Cline, David Contributor, & American College of Emergency Physicians Content Provider. (2012). Tintinalli's emergency medicine manual (7th ed. / [edited by] David M. Cline ... [et al] ; American College of Emergency Physicians.. ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Chapter 106: Analgesics

2) Tintinalli, Judith E Contributor, Cline, David Contributor, & American College of Emergency Physicians Content Provider. (2012). Tintinalli's emergency medicine manual (7th ed. / [edited by] David M. Cline ... [et al] ; American College of Emergency Physicians.. ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Chapter 100: General Management of the Poisoned Patient

3) Howland, Mary Ann Contributor, Lewin, Neal A. Contributor, Flomenbaum, Neal Editor, Goldfrank, Lewis R Editor, & Hoffman, Robert S Contributor. (2014). Goldfrank's toxicologic emergencies (10th ed.). Chapter 35: Acetaminophen

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