The effect of cardiovascular training courses for clinical toxicology residents and other specialists in toxicology ward

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Toxicology Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of medical sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Determinants of Health Research Center, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran.

4 Cardiologist, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of medical sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: Nowadays, patients referring to emergency department due to poisoning and its complications, make up most of the patients in emergency wards. One of the major complications of these poisonings is heart problems. With this in mind, we decided on training courses to repeat the topics and cardiovascular emergencies for toxicology assistants and other toxicology specialists.
Materials and Methods: For this study invited of clinical toxicology residents and toxicologists and forensic specialists and other specialists in toxicology ward to attend ECG training classes and cardiac emergencies. Ten people attended classes. Pre-test training with eight items was taken before the start of training. It was explained that individuals should score from 1(very poor) to 5(very strong) based on Likert. And after the end of the course, the post- test was done with the same condition.
Results: According to the results obtained from the table and questions, we came to the conclusion that the training courses have improved results in all items and courses are required at least once a year.
Conclusion: It seems that cardiovascular training is repeated annually for toxicology assistants and other toxicology specialists can be helpful in remembering previous material and better treating patients in toxicology emergency.

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