UCONN Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Connecticut Toxicology

This is the main page of a selective project conducted by Max Falkoff, MD (class of 2012) and Joao Delgado, MD, FACEP, FACMT (principal investigator). This course gives an overview of the endemic venomous animals and poisonous plants and mushrooms found in Connecticut. The epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management will be discussed for several examples of toxicologic emergencies involving these entities, as well as a general approach towards management of suspected and known plant and mushroom poisonings. The course is modular in design, and thus any one module stands alone, although reviewing all of the modules is encouraged.

This course is not intended to be a substitute for discussion of poisonings with the Poison Control Center, which can be reached at 1-800-222-1222.

Study IRB #: 12-111-2

Modules:

Animals

           Spiders

         Hymenoptera spp. (Bees, Wasps, Hornets)

         Snakes

         Jellyfish

     Stingrays

Plants

                General Approach to Plant Poisonings

          Pokeweed

            Yew

            Poison Hemlock

           Toxicodendron spp. (Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac)

Mushrooms

               General Approach to Mushroom Poisonings

          Amanita phalloides (Death cap)

        Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)