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Telehealth Visits to Support Medical Toxicology Practice in the Time of COVID-19

PPT Slides

March 26, 2020
Moderated by: Dr. Paul Wax, ACMT Executive Director
Presented by: Dr. Timothy Wiegand, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester

Given the extraordinary time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, physicians and other health care providers are rapidly switching to a virtual delivery of patient care (where appropriate) through telehealth. Suddenly in a matter of days, regulations regarding the delivery of telehealth have quickly evolved, and 1000s of physicians have rapidly set up shop remotely to deliver such care. In fact, some medical facilities are insisting that certain consultants only employ telehealth, if able, so as not to be a burden to the front-line physicians who have no choice but to continue to provide patient care at the bedside.

This webinar explores ways where medical toxicologists who have a bedside service may be able to start to utilize conventional and non-conventional ways of providing medical toxicology consultations through telehealth.

Dr. Timothy Wiegand, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester, leads a discussion about Medical Toxicology and Telehealth, and how medical toxicologists should be exploring opportunities to continue to provide medical toxicology consultations through telehealth mechanisms.