The Princess Alexandra Hospital Clinical Toxicology Unit is celebrating reaccreditation by the Australian College of Emergency Medicine to continue providing Special Skills Placement to emergency doctors.
As Southern Queensland’s only toxicology unit, the service began in 2014 at PAH and has grown to be one of the busiest in the country.
Clinical toxicologist, Dr Katherine Isoardi, was the first to be trained at the unit that remains popular among emergency medicine trainees.
“Currently, the unit has three training clinical toxicology fellows who previously would have needed to go interstate for this experience.
“This reaccreditation ensures that PA Hospital remains one of the best training environments for emergency doctors in the state,” she said.
Dr Keith Harris is soon to complete his clinical toxicology fellowship under Dr Isoardi’s guidance at the unit and 2019 Buchanan Prize Winner, Dr Andrew Crofton, is the current emergency registrar.
“Clinical research is an important priority for the unit and our team has an ongoing motivation to produce practice-changing toxicological research.
“We also have close ties to many other toxicology units across the country, including the Hunter Area Toxicology Service (HATS) and the South East Area Toxicology Service (SEATS),” she said.