Clinical Toxicology

The Department of Clinical Toxicology provides an inpatient service for the management of poisoned and envenomed patients. For the management of deliberate self-poisoning patients, the department combines with the Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry as the Hunter Area Toxicology Service.

Clinical toxicology research includes:

  • Research leaders in drug-induced QT prolongation, treatment of paracetamol poisoning, the management of behaviourally disturbed adults, relative toxicity of drugs in overdose
  • Extensive series of publications on venoms and antivenoms for snakes and spiders which is funded under a NHMRC Fellowship

Hunter Drug Information Service (HDIS) provides current, up-to-date, clinically relevant and unbiased medicines information and therapeutic advice to health professionals within the Hunter New England Local Health District.

Our Researchers Clinical Toxicology Clinical Trials Laboratories

Professor Geoff Isbister
Clinical Director Clinical Toxicology

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