Learn About Clinical Presentations of Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Clinical Presentations of Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal on our webcast. For thousands of years, almost every human society has used drugs in one form or another for their intoxicating effects. And our society is different only in that we now have access to many different drugs, both naturally occurring from plants and synthetically produced in chemical labs. Because of this, physicians need to know about the clinical presentations of more substances than ever before. To tell us about the recognition and management of substance intoxication and withdrawal, we welcome back addiction medicine specialist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Julie Teater and also Assistant Professor from both the departments of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Dr. Emily Kauffman.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS the initial assessment of the intoxicated patient or patient in withdrawal; LEARN the different types of drug testing available, as well as how to interpret these tests; RECOGNIZE the common presenting signs of intoxication and withdrawal from common addictive substances; DESCRIBE treatment of intoxication and withdrawal, including any FDA-approved medications.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Alcohol and opioid withdrawal treatment
  • Common causes of intoxication

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Searching for Royalty-free Images

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Searching for royalty-free images is more improved when using Google search. This is extremely beneficial for many of our MedNet21 webcast presenters that are looking for images for their medical presentations. This tutorial will guide you through the process of locating images free of copyright restrictions.


First, open your web browser and navigate to the Google website.  Now, type in the item that you would like to search for.






Once the results of your search appear, click on the Images tab.

Next, you’ll do an in-depth search for more details related to your image.  You can do this by clicking on the Settings Drop-down menu and select Advanced Search.








The Advanced Image Search page should now be displayed.   Under the Advanced Search options you can see details related to “free to use” images listed  at the bottom of the page under the usage rights section.  Any of the “free to use” items would be royalty-free and available to use for a MedNet21 webcast or in another on-line presentation.

In addition to ensuring that you’re not using copyright images, it’s good to keep a record of the web page or URL that you obtained your image from.  This helps you to quickly confirm for others that your images are not copyrighted and are free to use for your presentations.