Course Duration: 2 Hrs./Week
- General principles involved in the management of poisoning
- Antidotes and the clinical applications.
- Supportive care in clinical Toxicology.
- Gut Decontamination.
- Elimination Enhancement.
- Clinical symptoms and management of acute poisoning with the following agents –
- Pesticide poisoning: organophosphorous compounds, carbamates, organochlorines, pyrethroids.
- Opiates overdose.
- Barbiturates and benzodiazepines.
- Alcohol: ethanol, methanol.
- Paracetamol and salicylates.
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Hydrocarbons: Petroleum products and PEG.
- Caustics: inorganic acids and alkali.
- Radiation poisoning
- Clinical symptoms and management of chronic poisoning with the following agents –
Heavy metals: Arsenic, lead, mercury, iron, copper
- Venomous snake bites: Families of venomous snakes, clinical effects of venoms, general management as first aid, early manifestations, complications and snake bite injuries.
- Plants poisoning. Mushrooms, Mycotoxins.
- Food poisonings
- Envenomations – Arthropod bites and stings.
Signs and symptoms of substance abuse and treatment of dependence
- CNS stimulants :amphetamine
- CNS depressants
- Hallucinogens: LSD
- Cannabis group