Professional Education

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Observation Time After Naloxone
Presented by Dr. Jon B. Cole

Emergency Responders and Potential Opioid Exposures

Please review this position statement from the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT). This paper outlines recommendations for personal protective equipment (PPE) when dealing with fentanyl or fentanyl analog exposures in the field.

Homeland Security has issued a statement that contrary to recent news reporting, there are no fentanyl analogs resistant to Naloxone. Download the Homeland Security article.

Download Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders. This one page handout provides information to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered.

Emergency Preparedness

The following fact sheets are in PDF format.
Print and replicate as needed.

Antidote Stocking
Anthrax
Bomb and Blast Injuries
Chemical – 20 Questions & Answers
Irritant Gases
Nerve Agents
Radiological Antidote
Radiation Victim Tx Algorithm
Acute Radiation Syndrome
Radiological Dispersal Device
Patient Exposure Information
Public Safety Response Guideline for Radiological Dispersion Devices
Riot Control Agents
Riot Control Algorithm

Medical Resources

Poison Centers in the United States are regularly consulted by health care facilities to provide treatment recommendations regarding poisoned patients. Poison centers provide up to date, evidence-based information on toxicity and treatment 24 hours a day at no cost. They are backed up by medical toxicologists.

Videos

Fentanyl: The Real Deal
Presented by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Pediatric Esophageal Coin Bougienage
Presented by Ben Orozco

Toxicology Pearls: Physostigmine
Presented by Dr. Jon B. Cole

Accidental Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose
Presented by Dr. Ben Orozco

Cyanide Toxicity
Presented by Dr. Cole and Dr. Orozco

Minnesota Poison Control System: Bucko and Ayla’s Story
Presented by Kirk Hughes on behalf of Hennepin County Medical Center TRA CCS

Free Webinars

The Opioid Crisis in Rural America
Presented by Kirk Hughes
Archived Recording from the Minnesota Farm Bureau

Poison Help, The Antidote for Any Poisoning: 1-800-222-1222
Presented by Kirk Hughes
Archived Recording: https://goo.gl/ye0m9y