EM MONTHLY NOVEMBER 2023: Organophosphate Pesticide Poisoning: understanding the risks and improving its management
Organophosphate poisoning is a major public health concern, particularly in developing countries. Approximately 3 million severe cases of poisoning occur annually, resulting in around 250,000 tragic deaths.
ABOUT THE SESSION
This EUSEM/EAPCCT webinar will allow emergency medicine physicians and clinical toxicologists to enhance their knowledge and learn techniques to treat organophosphate pesticide-poisoned patients more efficiently.
This EM Monthly titled "Organophosphate pesticide poisoning: understanding the risks and improving the management" will cover the following presentations and will conclude with a Q&A session. Moderated by Dr Bruno Megarbane and Prof Kurt Anseeuw:
- Prof. Ashish Bhalla (India) – Clinical patterns and complications of organophosphate pesticide poisoning
- Prof. Horst Thiermann (Germany) – Improvement of oxime use in the management of organophosphate pesticide poisoning
- Prof. Michael Eddleston (UK) – Pesticide regulation to prevent suicide and mortality
Main objectives of the webinar are
- Understanding the risks and variations in clinical symptoms after exposure.
- Improving management by using oximes appropriately.
- Reinforcing prevention of exposure.