Toxicologic and Environmental Emergencies
Toxicologic and Environmental Emergencies

Toxicologic and Environmental Emergencies

by Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP

Poisonings and overdoses due to pharmaceutical agents result in more than 100,000 hospital admissions every year. Toxic alcohols, calcium channel blockers, beta-adrenergic antagonists, benzodiazepines, opioids, acetaminophen, tricyclic antidepressants, and salicylates are just some examples of agents associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality when ingested. Reviewing the mechanism of toxicity due to specific agents—along with the mechanism of action, dosing, and adverse effects of appropriate antidotes—is important for the successful management of these patients.

In addition, injury can be caused by environmental conditions like heatstroke, hyperthermia, hypothermia, drowning, and burns. A familiarity with such environmental emergencies is essential for providers to care for the critically injured.

Course Details

  • Videos 21
  • Duration 2:11 h
  • Quiz questions 66
  • Concept Pages 16


Your Educators of course Toxicologic and Environmental Emergencies

 Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP

Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP

Dr. Julianna Jung is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA.
She obtained her MD at Johns Hopkins University in 1999. Since 2006, she is the Director of Medical Student Education in the Emergency Medicine Department, and she was appointed the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center in 2011.
She directs several major educational initiatives for medical students at Johns Hopkins, and her work has been recognized with several teaching awards, including the prestigious George J. Stuart Award.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Jung teaches courses on Emergency Medicine.

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Toxicology ! Differentials are great! Many thanks indeed!
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