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Teaching Toxicology with Simulation: A Model Curriculum for Emergency Medicine

Published: January 10, 2014 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9662

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  • Instructor's Guide.docx
  • Acetaminophen Overdose Simulation.pptx
  • Acetaminophen Overdose Survey.docx
  • Acute Salicylate Overdose Simulation.pptx
  • Acute Salicylate Overdose Survey.docx
  • Antihypertensive Overdose Simulation.pptx
  • Antihypertensive Overdose Survey.docx
  • Digoxin Overdose Simulation.pptx
  • Digoxin Overdose Survey.docx
  • Smoke Inhalation Simulation.pptx
  • Smoke Inhalation Survey.docx
  • Snake Bite Envenomation Simulation.pptx
  • Snake Bite Envenomation Survey.docx
  • TCA Overdose Simulation.pptx
  • TCA Overdose Survey.docx
  • Toxic Alcohol Ingestion Simulation.pptx
  • Toxic Alcohol Ingestion Survey.docx

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This simulation toxicology curriculum consists of 8-1 hour simulation sessions with effort to teach diagnosis and management of toxicological emergencies to Emergency Medicine Residents in their second year of training. We review the toxicological emergencies as outlined by the 2009 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, and list those topics directly addressed by the curriculum, and those that require alternative instructional methods.

This project represents the culmination and organization of our medical and clinical toxicologists educational curriculum which has been developed through years of experience.

Educational Objectives

  1. Provide a framework for basic knowledge in medical toxicology for the Emergency Medicine Resident.
  2. Introduce the Emergency Medicine Resident to appropriate Medical Toxicology and Poison Control Center utilization and consultation.
  3. Provide the Emergency Medicine Educator with a comprehensive list of topics and organized simulations for teaching the toxicology portion of Emergency Medicine Curriculum.

Author Information

  • Nicholas Nacca, MD: State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • Urvi Mevar: State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • Jeanna Marraffa: State University of New York Upstate Medical University

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Nacca N, Mevar U, Marraffa J. Teaching toxicology with simulation: a model curriculum for emergency medicine. MedEdPORTAL. 2014;10:9662. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9662