Seminar - Effect of an education intervention to improve poisoning treatment behaviour in Sri Lanka
22 August 2012
Full title: A cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of an education intervention to improve poisoning treatment behaviour in rural peripheral hospitals in Sri Lanka
Presenter: Lalith Senarathna, PhD Fellow, Sydney School of Public Health
In developing countries, including Sri Lanka, a high proportion of patients with medical emergencies, such as acute poisoning, are initially treated in small, rural peripheral hospitals before transfer to referral hospitals for treatments. Standard treatment guidelines for medical emergencies are infrequently used in these peripheral hospitals and the treatments offered are not always up to expected standards. This directly effects patients' outcomes and the costs of treatment. Acute poisoning is a major public health issue in many low and middle income countries, including Sri Lanka. This study aimed to assessed the effect of an out-reach education intervention on the treatment behaviour of peripheral hospital staff for poisoned patients.
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Location: Room 316, Edward Ford Building A27, Camperdown campus