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Webinar | Pesticide Poisonings - Are you prepared? (April 2017)


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MCN webinar Pesticide Poisonings - Are You Prepared?

DATE: April 20, 2017 @ 12 pm (CT)

SPEAKERS: James Roberts, MD, MPH



Continuing Education Credit

To receive CME* or CNE credit after viewing this webinar, you must:

  • Complete the Participant Evaluation associated with this webinar
  • Send an email with your first and last name stating which webinar you completed to



Mistakes can be dangerous. Accurate identification of pesticides responsible for a patient’s illness is important to avoid errors with respect to acute treatment. Join us for an accredited CME/CNE training that will focus on key decision points in the diagnosis of pesticide exposures and emphasize the usefulness of the newly revised resource for clinicians - Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, 6th ed. Through interactive case studies, this training will illustrate effective recognition and treatment of patients over exposed to pesticides. All participants will receive a copy of the Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, 6th ed.


Learning Objectives

  1. Better recognize sign and symptoms of pesticide overexposure
  2. Identify key decision points in diagnosing pesticide exposures
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of how to use The Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, 6th ed. in a clinical setting


Pesticide Resources for Clinicians

/files/1MCN Pesticide Exposure Clinical Guidelines and Assessment Form
Template guidelines and form to assist clinicians in the recognition and management of acute pesticide exposures.

ChE Algorithm and Guidelines for Healthcare Providers

A clinician guide for monitoring cholinesterase levels for patients working with Class I and Class II organophosphates (OP) and N-methyl-carbamates.
3Pesticide Reporting and Workers’ Compensation in Agriculture: Interactive MapIncludes 1) pesticide reporting regulations for each state and where and how to report. 2) state workers’ compensation requirements and restrictions in agriculture and for undocumented workers.
4Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings Manual: 6th editionEPA’s updated comprehensive manual for healthcare providers on pesticide toxicology, diagnosis, and treatment.
5EOH Screening QuestionsThree concise and effective environmental/occupational health screening questions for the primary care provider. English and Spanish.
6Clinician Guides for Worker RegulationsGuides environmental and occupational health topics: EPA’s Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act; EPA’s Food Quality Protection Act; EPA’s Worker Protection Standard
6WPS Medical Evaluation and Respiratory Fit Test Resources

Excerpt specifically for clinicians regarding medical evaluation and respirator fit testing from the EPA’s How to Comply With the 2015 Revised Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides

Medical Evaluation Forms in English and Spanish


American Association of Poison Control

Poison Help line: 1-800-222-1222

Supports the nation’s poison control centers by offering free medical advice 24/7 via the Poison Help line.
8Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) DirectorySupports the nation’s poison control centers by offering free medical advice 24/7 via the Poison Help line.
9Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU)A network of specialists who are available to respond to questions about the impacts of environmental factors on the health of children and reproductive-age adults.
npicNational Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)Information hub for pesticide products and information, as well as emergency response. Also includes information on local contacts.

Pesticide Resources for Patients

 10Pesticide Patient Education Comic Books
A collection of Spanish language pesticide patient education materials. Many are in comic book format and have been designed for low literacy readers.
11Aunque Cerca…Sano Pesticide Trainer Guide for Community Health Workers in English and Spanish 

Hesperian Health Guides: Pesticides are Poison

Detailed information about pesticides and how to treat people in case of acute exposure.


More Information:

Amy K Liebman, MPA, MA Director of Environmental and Occupational Health (512) 579-4535

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