Risk Assessment in Acute Poisoning. Dre Sophie Gosselin Internal Medicine Academic Rounds March 16th, 2010. Acknowledgement. Dr Lindsay Murray former Australian Poison Control Director Author of “Toxicology Handbook”. Goal. Change the way you approach the poisoned patient.
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Dre Sophie Gosselin
Internal Medicine Academic Rounds
March 16th, 2010
Change the way you approach the poisoned patient
What is the in-hospital mortality from acute poisoning?
What is the cause of death in these cases?
Attention to the principles of critical care, support of the body’s own mechanisms ensures the survival of the vast majority of patients, rather than complex manoeuvres such as GI decontamination, enhanced elimination or antidotes
Risk = Hazard x Exposure
Takes into account
Centre antipoison du Québec body’s own mechanisms ensures the survival of the vast majority of patients,
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