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Manual en Diagnóstico, Tratamiento y Prevención de Intoxicaciones Agudas por Plaguicidas (Manual on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of acute poisoning by pesticides)

An extensive manual especially developed for the education of nurses, doctors and other primary care personnel in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of acute pesticide poisoning. The manual consists of 9 chapters (modules). The first module discusses the general aspects of pesticides, such as definitions, pest and pesticide classification, use and adverse effects of pesticides to health and environment. Subsequent modules teach the characteristics, toxicology, diagnosis and treatment of the various pesticide groups. The last module is about prevention.

The material is meant for doctors and other healthcare professionals that are involved in recognition, treatment and prevention.



Original Authors:

Rafael Cervantes M., Guido Condarco A., Suzanna Renjel E.

Original affiliation, ownership:

Fundación PLAGBOL , La Paz, Bolivia and Dialogos, Odense, Denmark

Year of publication:


Charge for use or free:

Free of charge


Target group(s):

graduate students, non-OSH-expert professionals, OSH experts; or in training

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

Fully useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:

Several days to some weeks


All main classes of pesticides pass the view

Intellectual property and copyright:

Before downloading, changing, disseminating and/or using the lessons and courses, please look carefully at the conditions given by the authors or owners of the materials related to copyright or creative common conditions or other conditions for the downloading, changing, further dissemination and kind of use of the materials (non-commercial vs. commercial).

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