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How does poison management protect human health through a knowledge of poisons and their antidotes?

Topic

Risk assessment and risk management

Framing Question

How does poison management protect human health through a knowledge of poisons and their antidotes?

Learning Objectives

  • List various ways that poisons enter the body.
  • List signs and symptoms associated with poisoning.
  • Describe the general treatment of drug overdose.
  • Discuss the emergency medical care for the patient with possible overdose and/or suspected poisoning.
  • Describe the importance of poisoning andoverdose,their manifestations,and prevention strategies utilized in the management of a few prototype toxins.
  • Explain the role and function of Poison Control Centers and TESS (Toxic Exposure Surveillance
  • System).

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