Toxicological Emergencies and Critical Care
Poisoning is one of the major social issues in society. Incidences of intentional poisoning are
rising day by day due to social, emotional and professional stress. WHO reports that poisoning
as one of the most common causes of increased morbidity and mortality rate in worldwide.
World Health Organization (WHO) estimated 0.3 million people die every year due to various
poisoning agents such as pesticides, drugs have been used for intentional and accidental
poisoning in different countries. The health care providers should identify the poisoning and
On completion of the module, the reader should be able to:
 Define the common terms used in poisoning.
 State the approaches of poisoning patients
 List out the causes and risk factors of poisoning.
 Discuss the assessment of poisoning.
Module 1 – Approach to the Poisoned patient
Module 2 – Causes and risk factors of poisoning
Module 3 – Assessment and Management of the Poisoned Patient
Module 4 – General principle of Poisoning Management
Module 5 – Quiz
Module 6 – Power Point Presentation
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
- Nursing students
- Nursing Educators
- Any other stakeholder who is interested in learning the basics of Toxicological Emergencies and Critical Care.
Progress will be tested by way of quizzes and assignments at the end of each Module. Learners
must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain course