This presentation is part of Trauma on the Border 2019
Synopsis: Katherine will deliver a case-based discussion on toxic hyperthermia, including culprits, mechanisms and management. Hyperthermia is a common complication of poisonings particularly by agents with anticholinergic, serotonergic and sympathomimetic properties. This can progress to a hyperthermic crisis which can lead to multi-organ dysfunction and failure. The priority of management is aggressive cooling and good supportive care.
Biography: Katherine is an Emergency Physician and Clinical Toxicologist based in Brisbane. She is Acting Medical Director of the QLD Poisons Information Centre as well as the Princess Alexandra Hospital Clinical Toxicology Unit. She also holds a VMO appointment with the NSW Poisons Information Centre.
Katherine’s research interests include the management of patients with recreational drug intoxication and toxicological antidotes. She is an investigator for the Australian Toxicology Monitoring Study (ATOM) that looks at the effects of various drugs in overdose. She also runs the Toxicology Teaching Program at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and is a tutor for the Postgraduate Masters in Toxicology through the University of Colombo.
Presentation slides are available below under "Lesson 2", once you have enrolled in this course.
Emergency Physician and Clinical Toxicologist based in Brisbane. Acting Medical Director of the QLD Poisons Information Centre as well as the Princess Alexandra Hospital Clinical Toxicology Unit.