Drug and Poison Information
Majority of the calls to the DPIS are mainly from hospitals and clinics around the country with a smaller number from households, factories etc. The DPIS also provide and share poisoning data and drug information to its regional counterparts on request.
- Drug and Poison Information attachment programme for Pharmacists (local/non-local)
Duration: 2- 4 weeks
- Drug and Poison Information attachment programme for Pharmacy students (local/non-local)
Duration: 1-2 weeks in groups of minimum 4 students
- Industrial/Internship training for Pharmacy students (local/non-local)
Duration: 4-6 weeks in groups of minimum 4 students
- Attachment for Medical Specialist under the Ministry of Health Sub-speciality Programme in Clinical Toxicology
Duration: 2 weeks
- Attachment for Medical Specialist under the Ministry of Health Sub-speciality Programme in Occupational Health (Toxicology)
Duration: 4 weeks
- Training packages in Management of Common Acute Poisoning for Healthcare Providers
Duration: 3-5 days workshop/seminar
- Elective attachment for Medical Doctor under Specialist Programme/Master in Emergency Medicine
Duration: 2 weeks
Note: It is possible to design and customize the training to meet individual requirement
- Consultation of Poisoning Management Guidelines documents
- Material Safety Datasheet translation/review for chemical/pesticide manufacturers
- Consultation for Technical Document on drug toxicity/pesticides/other chemicals
- Consultation with attorneys for drug/poison related legal cases
- Acute or chronic poisonings involving:
- Drugs and Medical Products
- Household and Industrial Chemicals
- Natural Toxins
- Misuse and abused medicines
- Drug-related problems including Adverse Drug Reactions
- Age and weight of the victim/patient.
- Callers telephone number (this is important for follow up calls).
- Name of the poison/drug involved (read one at a time, the information written on labels, if any).
- Quantity of substance involved (provide estimation as accurate as possible).
- Time of incident.
- Signs and symptoms.
- First aid/treatment given (if any).
- Drug and Poison Information attachment programme for healthcare providers and students in related field.
- Training packages in management of common acute poisoning for healthcare providers.
- Drug/Poison education and prevention package programmes for targeted community members or general public.
- Review of poisoning management guidelines or safety/toxicology data sheets.