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May 1, 2020

Host: Tiffany Proffitt DO, MABS PGY-4 Lakeland Health

Guest: Ken Katz MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FACMT, Editor-in-Chief of the EMRA Toxicology Guide, Emergency Medicine Physician with Lehigh Valley Health Network, Professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Seeing an uptick in bleach ingestions? Wondering how to manage that hydroxychloroquine overdose? You are in luck, in this episode, Tiffany talks with Dr. Ken Katz, Editor-In-Chief of the EMRA and ACMT Toxicology Guide. They discuss everything from why and how it was created, the user friendly way it was designed and how it teaches you to think like a toxicologist. We finish up on some advice if you are interested in toxicology and considering a toxicology fellowship. Everything you need to master every tox ingestion.

Suggested References:

  • EMRA and ACMT Toxicology Guide
  • Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies
  • Tox and the Hound

Key Points:

  • The poisoned patient goes hand and hand with the new COVID era; this guide can help you get past those first few steps of resuscitation with confidence.
  • Know how to speak to poison control.
  • No such thing as medical clearance.
  • If you’re interested in toxicology and have that moment where you think, ‘I might want to be a toxicologist,' DO IT!!! It can open doors and career opportunities that you never knew existed.