MICU Education

University of Pittsburgh



The following lectures on specific poisoning that we commonly address in the MICU are provided by Dr. Anthony Pizon, MD, Chief of the UPMC Division of Medical Toxicology; Director, Toxicology Fellowship:

  toxic alcohols acetaminophen salicylates

Additional Reading

A general approach to an intoxicated patient

For review of recent literature on toxicology, visit PulmCCM.

What should you be able to answer after reviewing toxicology?


  1. Mokhlesi B. Adult toxicology in critical care: part I: general approach to the intoxicated patient. CHEST Journal 2003; 123(2): 577.

  2. Mokhlesi B. Adult toxicology in critical care: Part II: specific poisonings. CHEST Journal 2003; 123(3): 897.