Overview of Toxicology Subspecialty
Toxicology is a rapidly growing part of the division and is committed to providing the most up-to-date training in the management of poisoning and overdoses. We currently have five faculty members who participate in both bench and bedside research. They provide a vital consulting service to the medical center and the Missouri Regional Poison Center. The toxicology attending also lectures throughout the year to multiple departments, to physicians or groups at other hospitals, and at regional and national meetings. Our residency training consists of a one-month program in clinical toxicology. While on this rotation, residents are available for bedside consults for all toxicological emergencies and staff each patient with the on-call attending. Additionally, the section's goal is to improve the residents' exposure to interesting toxicology cases. Toward that end, toxicology has forged alliances in the hospital, industry, and the community to heighten awareness of the toxicology service. We are also incorporating areas of simulation into our curriculum.
To further assist providers at off campus locations, we are developing a telemedicine service.
Also see Toxicology Education