Learning Objectives – Toxicology

I will be starting my toxicology rotation at BC DPIC this week, and I am excited to learn more poisoning management. I think the knowledge and skills I will gain and develop during this rotation will definitely serve me well for my ICU and Emergency Medicine rotations later on! 🙂

My learning objectives are the following:

  1. Be able to navigate and use the BC DPIC website and the Poison Management Manual effectively to help approach patient cases
  2. Identify common toxidromes (e.g. anticholinergic, cholinergic, opioid, sympathomimetics) and list at least 3 possible causes, 5 signs and symptoms (in a head to toe format), as well as, any of their differentiating characteristics
  3. Be able to interpret anion gap, osmolar gaps, osmolality, acid-base laboratory values, in the context of a poisoned patient