Since 1972, the Maryland Poison Center has provided health care providers with assistance in treating poisonings and overdoses.
Not only does the poison center provide telephone consultation in poisoning emergencies, but we are also an educational resource for health professionals throughout Maryland. Our goal is to improve the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients by offering on-site education programs to physicians, nurses, physician assistants, EMS providers and pharmacists involved with assessing and treating these patients.
Education programs (in-services, grand rounds, CE conferences, etc.) are provided by pharmacists, nurses and physicians who are trained and nationally certified in toxicology. Many topics are offered. Choose one or more from the following list or ask about another topic you are interested in. Most presentations are one hour long, but may be tailored to your needs. There is no charge for programs; however, we do request a minimum of 10 participants, and all programs must be arranged at least one month in advance. We will make every attempt to provide a speaker when it is most convenient for your staff.
Topics in Toxicology:
|General Management of a Poisoning||Cardiovascular Drugs|
|Common Drug Overdoses||Polypharmacy|
|Poisonings in the Elderly||Herbals|
|Current Issues in Toxicology||Bites and Stings|
|OTC Drug Overdoses||Inhalants|
|Acetaminophen Overdose||Alcohols and Antifreeze|
|Opioids||Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms|
|Drugs of Abuse||Pesticides|
|Misuse and Abuse of OTC and Rx Drugs||Toxic Gases|
|Synthetic Drugs of Abuse||Corrosives|
|Psychotherapeutic Drug ODs||Chemical Warfare Agents|
Other topics addressed include:
- Toxicology for Critical Care Nurses
- Toxicology for EMS Providers
- Toxicology for Emergency Department Staff
- Toxicology for Emergency Medical Dispatchers
- Toxicology for Pediatric and Family Practice Settings
- Toxicology for School Nurses
Download a printable version of courses currently available.
For More Information:
For more information or to schedule a program, please contact:
Jimmy (James) Leonard, PharmD, DABAT
Phone: (410) 528-7523