Objective: To assess the impact of a one-day clinical toxicology workshop in improving knowledge.Methods: A one-day clinical toxicology workshop was conducted as a pre-conference workshop of the Annual Emergency Medicine Conference at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, in April 2012. The course was composed of poisoning-related common clinical scenarios. The pre-test and post-test understanding was used to assess the impact of the course in improving knowledge. The participants also evaluated the workshop as a whole thorough written evaluation forms. SPSS 19 was ued for statistical analysis of the data.RESULT: There were 22 participants in the course. The pre-test mean score was 31.6 +/- 15.1% (95% CI; 24-40; n = 19) compared to the post-test the mean score of 56.0 +/- 10.8% (95% CI; 47- 61; n = 17). The positive difference was also statistically significant (p < 0.001). The overall workshop was evaluated as excellent by 08 (47.46%) and very good by 10 (52.63%) participants.CONCLUSION: Short training in clinical toxicology improved knowledge of the participants.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
Khan, N. U.,
Khan, U. R.,
(2013). Importance of clinical toxicology teaching and its impact in improving knowledge: sharing experience from a workshop. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 63(11), 1379-1382.
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