Clinical Toxicology


1. General pricniples involved in the management of poisoning
Antidotes and the clinical application
Supportive care in clinical toxicology
Gut Decontaminaiton
Elimination enhancement

2. Clinical symptoms management of acute poisoning with the following agents-
a) Pesticide poisoning: Organophosphours compounds, carbamates, organochlorines, pyrethroids
b) Opiates overdose
c) Antidepressants
d) Barbiturates and benzodiazepines
e) Alcohol: ethanol, methanol
f) Paracetamol and salicylates
g) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
h) Hydrocarbons: Petroleum products and PEG
i) Caustics: Inorganic acids and alkali
j) Radiation poisoning

3. 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.

4. Plant poisoning. Muschrooms,Mycotoxins
Food poisonings
Envenomations-Arthropod bites and stings.

5. Substance abuse:
Signs and symptoms of substance abuse and treatment of dependence
a) CNS stimulants: Amphetamine
c)CNS depressants
d) Hallucinogens : LSD
e) Cannabis group
f) Tobacco