MOH Announcements
A Training Course and a Workshop on “Recent Trends in Approaching Poisoning Cases"
As part of the efforts of Poison Control Centers and Forensic Chemistry General Department to enhance the clinical skills of the health care providers, and out of its` dedication towards providing high quality pharmacotherapeutic services to the public, the Department proudly announces the launch of a five-day hands on training course entitled "Recent Trends in Approaching Poisoning Cases." , which will be held at Al-Imam Abdul-Rahman Al-Faisal Hospital in Riyadh, on April 26th, 2015.5.jpg

This course is organized to fit the needs and enhance the skills of emergency and primary health care physicians when dealing with poisoned cases. The course aims at providing the attendees with recent evidence-based knowledge and live clinical scenarios on how to properly and efficiently deal with poisoned cases, as well as promoting their awareness on how and when to consult with a medical toxicologist in order to improve the outcome, and reduce the morbidity and mortality resulting from poisoning.  2.jpg
Specific Objectives of the Training Course:
1) Reviewing the facts affecting the severity of poisoning
2) Acquiring the practical 1st aid skills necessary for dealing with poisoned cases
3) Familiarize the trainees with the different ways for accurate diagnosis of poisoned patients.
4) Acquiring the necessary skill for effective treatment of poisoned patients.
5) Identifying optimal tools to enhance the elimination of poisons.
6) Updating the trainees on the latest advances in the treatment of poisoning.3.jpg

Capabilities envisioned to be acquired by the trainees:
1) Effective first-aid treatment of poisoning cases
2) Accurate diagnosis of poisoning cases
3) Ability to appropriately treat common poisonings
4) Ability to make correct decisions regarding the correct method for enhancement of elimination on case by case basis
5) Acquaintance with the latest updates in poisoning management.4.jpg
Trainees evaluation method:
Trainees are to be evaluated through the following methods: 
  1. Written test (multiple-choice questions) at the end of the training course.
  2. Interactive evaluation of the trainee regarding diagnosis of different diagnosis cases. 

It is worth mentioning that the training course is accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) with 25 Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours.






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