Gold Standard Re-launches ToxED Clinical Toxicology Poisoning and Drug Overdose Reference
Product News Oct 31, 2008
Gold Standard Inc. has re-launched ToxED. The newly updated and revised electronic clinical toxicology reference addresses clinicians' need for access to concise and comprehensive information at the point-of-care for the diagnosis and treatment of poisonings, drug overdoses, and exposure to chemicals and hazardous waste.
For the month of November, Gold Standard is offering a free electronic "Open House" to showcase the new version of ToxED.
"ToxED is a crisp, concise, detailed, current and clinically relevant online resource designed to help clinicians get the information they need to support clinical care," said Michael W. Shannon, M.D., MPH, the Medical Editor-in-Chief of ToxED and co-chair of the ToxED Board. Dr. Shannon is also Chief Emeritus, Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital, Boston, and a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. "No other source in toxicology delivers information and insight of comparable timeliness and quality delivered in an easy-to-navigate and access format."
The first version of ToxED, introduced in 2006, offered clinicians limited insight into the basis of a treatment recommendation or how patients were responding on a physiological or molecular level.
In contrast, this new version of ToxED is based on the highly authoritative toxicology manual by Haddad and Winchester, Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdose, published by Elsevier.
Transformed into an online tool with drop-down navigation and summaries, ToxED now offers clinicians enough information to save patients' lives at the point-of-care, along with detailed but accessible and actionable treatment recommendations, sources and rationales.
The Company explains that the most unique features of ToxED is its plant and mushrooms database. Often burdened with having to search for case reports on people who may have eaten poisonous berries, for example, clinicians can now consult ToxED to retrieve specific, actionable advice, including a picture of the berry, a description of the toxin and its effects and easy-to-follow treatment recommendations.