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Lionfish, Scorpionfish, And Stonefish Toxicity

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  Lionfish, Scorpionfish, And Stonefish Toxicity

Credits: 1.00   Post-Assessment Questions:  5

Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 25 Aug 2021
Last Reviewed: 25 Aug 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes

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Activity Description

More than 50 percent of all venomous vertebrates are fish, and which pose a threat to divers around the world. The family Scorpaenidae includes the most venomous fish. Lionfish, scorpionfish, and stonefish are members of this family. All of these fish possess spines on their dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins. These spines are encapsulated by glandular venom-producing integumentary sheaths that release venom when mechanically disrupted through contact with a victim. Lionfish are common residents of aquariums and commonly injure the fingers and hands of those who handle them. Scorpionfish are commonly encountered by divers or fishermen and likewise, often injure the hands of those who touch them. Stonefish are bottom-feeders commonly found in the coastal waters of Australia, Indonesia, and India that cause injury when they are stepped on. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of lionfish, scorpionfish, and stonefish envenomation and highlights the role of interprofessional team members in collaborating to provide well-coordinated care and enhance outcomes for affected patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Summarize the frequency of encounters with poisonous fish.
  • Describe the venom producing organs associated with lionfish, scorpionfish, and stonefish.
  • Outline the management of a patient that has received envenomation from lionfish, scorpionfish, and stonefish.

Author(s) / Contributors Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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Contributors

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Authors: Gage Rensch
Editors: Heather Murphy-Lavoie
Editors-In-Chief: Jeffrey CooperHeather Murphy-LavoieStephen Hendriksen
Chief Medical Reviewer: B. Zane Horowitz
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn

Continuing Education Accreditation Information


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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The contributors and editors of StatPearls have attested that all associated media (images and video) have been legally cleared for use with this activity.  All copyrights are reserved.

  • Name: '10458685146_bae1221609_o.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by Karen Parker (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation) CC By-ND 2.0
  • Name: 'scorp.f5h.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by Seamus Sullivan

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