EMET Townsville Hub Toxicology and Toxinology
- : Online
This three hour workshop presented by Dr Jan Sadewasser, Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine (FACEM) Townsville Hospital and will cover the latest care and management of trauma patients specific to emergency department teams (medical and nursing staff) of rural and remote hospitals and General Practitioners of rural and remote medical centres. Dr Jan Sadewasser will present an interactive workshop on toxicology and the management of snake bites.
Total lecture hours:
Total simulated hours:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical presentation of snakebite and underlying pathological process.
2. Outline the emergency management of snakebite and demonstrate the application of pressure bandage and immobilization.
3. Discuss the limitations of diagnostic tools in remote and rural locations (ie. ISTAT and full blood clotting time etc).
4. Understand the treatment options including antivenom, including indications and risks.
5. Learn about other relevant toxinological presentations including spider bite
6. Learn about marine envenomation including box jelly and Irukandji
7. Develop a basic understanding of the general approach to poisoning be it deliberate or accidental.
Assessment is primarily based on participation in discussion. All participants are required to satisfy the facilitator by demonstrating a clear understanding of the skills outlined above through verbal discussion and application of skills utilising role play.