Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Clinical toxicology in the Emergency Department and CBRN events  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturer
Giorgio Ricci
Giorgio Ricci
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Language of instruction
2° semestre dal Feb 22, 2021 al May 28, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aims of this course are
1. learn to recognize and
2. manage the main toxicological emergencies, correctly identifying the severity and prognostic factors through the analysis of the main instrumental and laboratory tests. These objectives will be pursued through the analysis and management, by the student, of simulated clinical cases also with the use of “virtual patients”, in order to stimulate a correct diagnostic and therapeutic management. On the other hand, NBCR emergencies will be dealt with, particularly regarding to the management of the emergencies related to accidental or terrorism events. Also in this case, simulated clinical cases will be used.


Introduction to Clinical Toxicology: approaching the intoxicated patient, laboratory, decontamination, antidotes.
Emergency Toxicology: resuscitation and therapy in drugs, animals, plants, metals and new psychoactive substances poisoning.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Mégarbane Bruno Manuel de toxicologie en réanimation (Edizione 1) Elsevier Masson 2011 978-2-294-71341-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Examination of competence based on course attendance. Lessons will be held on 4, 11 and 18 March 2021. Classroom to be defined

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