Toxicology Workshop


Held on Friday, 22 March 2019, this Rural Health West CPD workshop, presented by leading specialists in their field, has been designed to offer practicing rural medical practitioners an update in toxicological emergencies.

This one day workshop stream covers general and specific topics related to poisoning and local toxicology, using an interactive tutorial format concentrating on small group discussions of case scenarios.

The workshop content includes:

  • understand the pathophysiology and clinical effects of common envenomation (snake, spider and marine)
  • improve ability to decide on patient disposition and appropriately stabilise patients for transport
  • improve understanding of the appropriate use of first aid and investigations Identify and list common poisonings
  • apply a systematic diagnostic approach in toxicological presentations to increase patient safety.

Priority will be given to currently practicing rural and remote medical practitioners and emergency department health professionals.

This workshop is accredited with RACGP and ACRRM for continuing professional development points and is approved for the Rural Procedural Grants Program. Please contact your relevant college before attending training if you wish to apply for the grant. 

The workshop costs $550. For more information or to register, please visit the Rural Health West website.

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