Organophosphate Poisoning in Taiwan
1Department of Emergency Medicine, Lin-Kou Medical Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Organophosphate poisoning is a potentially life-threatening condition. Due to its mechanism of action, clinical presentations of patients with organophosphate intoxication are varied and complex. In this session, the speaker will be sharing the epidemiology of organophosphate poisoning in Taiwan, as well as his team’s experience in treating these patients. Highlights of this session include discussion of high-profile cases of organophosphate poisoning in Taiwan's emergency medicine fraternity, as well as how emergency physicians worked together under circumstances of incomplete information to diagnose the critically-ill patients with organophosphate poisoning. These valuable experiences may serve as case studies for the field of emergency medicine.