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Journal of Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry

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The Role of Emergency Medicine, Critical Care and Toxicology in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Innovations and Emerging Practices in Critical Care Medicine

Author(s): Timothy B. Erickson

During this session the speaker will:

• Discuss various patient overdoses which may present in the emergency and critical care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Describe subtle, can’t miss clues to lethal overdoses, including acute mental status changes, respiratory distress, and metabolic acid-base derangements.
• Discuss current management and treatment strategies for a variety of poisoning cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Describe criteria used in choosing one treatment over another for managing a variety of overdosed patients
• Review principles of toxicology including reduction of toxin exposure and absorption; increasing drug elimination; supportive care measures; and specific       therapies such as life-saving antidotes.
• Identify agents that are currently being marketed to treat COVID-19 disease and their associated adverse effects and toxicities.


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