Alkali Toxicity

Overview

4.5 out of 5 (28 Reviews)

Credits

1.00

Post Assessment Questions

5

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

30 Oct 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Alkali toxicity is a rare condition leading to significant medical complications in both adults and children. The activity covers multiple exposure routes of alkali toxicity, including dermal, ophthalmological, and oral, specifically emphasizing predominantly intentional oral ingestions. This activity focuses explicitly on assessing and managing alkali toxicity, highlighting ingestion, which is the most common route of exposure. Clinical presentation, evaluation techniques, and appropriate management strategies for alkali exposures are presented. Moreover, this activity highlights the crucial significance of an interprofessional healthcare team in effectively treating patients following alkali ingestion incidents.


Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Differentiate between alkali and acid exposures, considering the distinct management approaches required for each type of caustic substance.

  • Implement timely and evidence-based management strategies for alkali toxicity, including airway management, decontamination, and supportive care, based on the severity of the exposure.

  • Apply the Zargar-modified endoscopic classification system to grade the extent of alkali injury during endoscopy, guiding further treatment decisions.

  • Collaborate with an interprofessional healthcare team, including toxicologists, gastroenterologists, and ophthalmologists, to ensure comprehensive and coordinated care for patients with alkali toxicity.

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In support of improving patient care, StatPearls, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Physicians and Physician Associates: StatPearls, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians and PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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American Board of Pediatrics: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

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Disclaimer

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Faculty may discuss investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the FDA. Readers should verify all information before employing any therapies described in this educational activity.

The information provided for this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The information presented does not necessarily reflect the views of StatPearls or any commercial supporters of educational activities on statpearls.com. StatPearls expressly disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through a participant's misunderstanding of the content.

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