Tricyclic antidepressants, anti-Parkinson’s drugs, and some plants like jimson weed can cause anticholinergic toxicity, while exposure to insecticides can lead to cholinergic syndrome. In this lesson, you will review the anticholinergic and cholinergic syndromes as well as suitable antidotes like physostigmine, atropine, and pralidoxime.
After completing this course, you will be able to confidently evaluate and treat common poisonings in the acute setting. You’ll master the clinical presentations, anticipate complications, and order treatments like a toxicologist. Decontamination, toxin removal, and antidote therapies will become second nature. You’ll know more hands-on tips and tricks than most physicians.
Learn to care for poisoned patients. Understand how toxins work, master diagnosis, and make the right treatment decisions.