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Clinical management of acute pesticide intoxication [electronic resource] : prevention of suicidal behaviours.
World Health Organization. Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence. Management of Mental and Brain Disorders.
imprint
Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization, Management of Mental and Brain Disorders, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, [2008]
description
1 online resource (1 PDF file (25 pages))
ISBN
9789241597456
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization, Management of Mental and Brain Disorders, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, [2008]
isbn
9789241597456
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
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.
Title from PDF cover.
abstract
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.
catalogue key
11508392
 
Includes bibliographical references.

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