Key point sessions, a knowledge sharing method in clinical toxicology education

Document Type: Letter to Editor


Medical Toxicology Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of medical sciences, Mashhad, Iran


Medical management, is a team work and the nature of clinical toxicology is multidisciplinary. Internal organs problems following intoxications are included in field of internal medicine; similar problems in poisoned children brings pediatric medicine into the arena. The emergency nature of many acute intoxications, the legal problems of poisoned patients, respiratory assist in unconscious cases or need to sedate sever agitation in some intoxicated patients on the contrary, require the expertise of emergency medicine, forensic medicine, and anesthesiology, respectively.
Multidisciplinary nature of clinical toxicology is a valuable point; so that, incorporating various medical specialties, gives great power to clinical toxicology groups. On the other hand, this diversity in specialties leads to a variety of viewpoints on dealing with poisoned patients.
The key point sessions have been held in Mashhad CTD for the past 18 months and considering the wide range of topics, the need to continue these sessions in the coming years is quietly felt.