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A STUDY ON PHARMACIST INTERVENTION, MANAGEMENT, PRESCRIPTION PATTERN IN POISONING CASES REPORTED AT TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

*MD. Faheem Uddin, A. Raghu, Seema Tayyab, V. Swetha, MD. Mazher Ahmed and MD. Musharraf Ali

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Ingestion of poison take into the body is called poisoning. Poison a substance that damages your cells and organs and injures your health. Poisonings comprises an important health issue and leading cause of hospital admission and mortalities in developing countries. This study aims to evaluate the pharmacist intervention, prescription pattern and death incidence in poisoning cases reported at tertiary care center. Participants comprised of poisoning admissions to medical intensive care unit of in SVS hospital & Government hospital during 6 months of period. Data regarding pattern of poisoning basic demographic prescriptions patterns and death incidence were collected by retrospective study. Majority of poisoning cases were observed in the age group between 21-30 years (41.11%), 61.11% reported cases were of females and 64.44% were illiterate patient. Parameters related to drug utilization exhibited slight variations with the agent consumed. Mortality rate was less possibility due to timely medical management and death incidence was of 2.22%. Prevailing treatment protocols require updating on proper guidelines for better management of poisoning. The patient counseling was provided to the interventional group of 30 patients and non-interventional group of 30 patients were also maintained from the 60 accidental cases reported. In the duration of the study it was found that the counseling was significantly effective in avoiding the repoisoning. Thus there is need for pesticide regulation laws and counseling and training programs to reduce incidence care.

Keywords: poisoning death incidence, OP, pesticide, medical intensive care.


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