Paul Aldridge will discuss Seasonal Emergencies: chocolate, raisins and other Christmas treats. The festive season opens new possibilities to our patients; a number of seasonal ways to become poisoned! New and different foods in the house temptingly left out on tables, chocolate present in large amounts, new house plants, pot pouri, scented oils; its quite a list. This webinar will look at the seasonal toxicities we may expect to see at Christmas and during winter, their symptoms, and their management, as well a review of the standard approach to any poisoned patient. Specific toxicities will include chocolate, macademia nuts, ethylene glycol, and raisins.
Paul qualified from Liverpool University, and for the past 15 years has been involved in Emergency Veterinary Medicine. Paul is currently Senior Veterinary Surgeon at a hospital based practice in the North West of England, that also hosts the UK’s largest emergency centre. Paul divides his time between emergency cases and surgical referral patients. His clinical interests include multiple trauma patients and the management of acute abdominal cases. He is widely involved in providing CPD for both nurses and vets, and is co-author of the recent book “Practical Emergency and Critical Care Nursing”.