Toxicology an important field in Emergency Medicine.
Long term objectives of the section
Clinical Toxicology curriculum
To look at the existing curriculum for Emergency Medicine, and make a proposal for adaptation, if needed. We should also provide educational sources for toxicology and/or poisonings. The goal would be to guarantee that every emergency physician has a general knowledge of poisoning. In the future, we could think about an “advanced” curriculum for emergency physicians with a special interest in clinical toxicology.
Stimulate scientific and educational collaborations
Create synergy between members of different sections and committees to establish a research agenda on the EUSEM website and to work on the Curriculum+ to provide free online learning materials about Toxicology.
Stimulate scientific collaboration between EUSEM and EAPCCT
We want to work closely together with the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT). One option could be to set up common guidelines, for example stocking antidotes. Also developing a guideline/recommendation for specific poisoning (target audience = emergency physicians) could be explored.
Explore the interest in an European AHLS course
In many countries an Advanced Hazmat Life Support course is mandatory for a lot of caregivers and governement personnel. Should we implement these courses in Europe, or rather develop an European alternative. This question could be further explored with EAPCCT.
objectives for 2020
Organise a practical and interactive Toxicology e-cours on cyanide poisoning on the EUSEM academy platform
Organise 2 sessions for the 2020 Virtual Congress. A basic and advanced session of three speakers each, with broad and general content.