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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MED - 716 Poison Control

In this course students learn the basics in management of a poisoned or overdosed patient, including decontamination of toxins via all routes (i.e., ingestion, oculardermal, and inhalation). The student gains a working knowledge of signs/symptoms, antidotal therapy, toxicologic laboratory, nomogram interpretation monitoring parameter and management appropriate to a variety of poisons including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, household products, and plants. Students attend morning rounds and case conferences at the Toxikon Group at Stroger Hospital or the UIC College of Medicine. Students work on the Illinois Poison Center emergency telephone lines under supervision of IPC staff. The Illinois Poison Center is a 24-hour emergency service fielding approximately 90,000 calls a year from parents, schools, work sites, emergency rooms, occupational medicine clinics, etc., regarding a variety of toxicological emergencies. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4