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Ziad Kazzi, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT, Emory University, Department of Emergency Medicine, 50 Hurt Plz SE Suite 600 Atlanta GA30303. Email: zkazzi@emory.edu

There are no conflicts of interest or sources of funding to declare.

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  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • TELEMEDICINE

Telephonic Medical Toxicology Service in a Low-Resource Setting: Setup, Challenges, and Opportunities

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Journal Title:

WESTERN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE

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Volume 22, Number 2

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, Pages 450-453

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Article | Final Publisher PDF

Abstract:

Poisoning and envenomation are a global health problem for which the mortality burden is shouldered heavily by middle- and low-income countries that often lack poison prevention programs and medical toxicology expertise. Although telehealth or teleconsult services have been used to bridge the expertise gap between countries for multiple specialties, the use of medical toxicology teleconsult services across borders has been limited. We aim to describe the use of a United States-based medical toxicology teleconsult service to support patient care at a hospital in a middle-income country that lacks this expertise. This report outlines the logistics involved in setting up such a service, including the challenges and opportunities that emerged from establishing medical toxicology teleconsult service in a low-resource setting.

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© 2021 Hitti et al.

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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