Clinical management of acute pesticide intoxication : prevention of suicidal behaviours

The specific purpose of this document is to improve medical management and mental health care of people with pesticide poisoning in health care facilities at different levels. More particularly, to describe best practices in the clinical management of acute intoxication with pesticides, accidental a...

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Corporate Author: World Health Organization Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Geneva, Switzerland World Health Organization, Management of Mental and Brain Disorders, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse 2008, [2008]
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The specific purpose of this document is to improve medical management and mental health care of people with pesticide poisoning in health care facilities at different levels. More particularly, to describe best practices in the clinical management of acute intoxication with pesticides, accidental and intentional, for different levels of staff in the health care system, i.e. primary health care, district hospitals, and specialized units. Since in many countries pesticides are used in a large proportion of deliberate self-harm, the appropriate management of pesticide intoxication can considerably reduce the number of deaths and improve the recovery in cases of non-fatal intoxication
Item Description:Title from PDF cover. - Based on an international meeting of experts in Nonthaburi, Thailand, in December 2007, convened by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization
Physical Description:1 PDF file (25 pages)
ISBN:9789241597456