Organophosphate compounds are used as commercial insecticides and applied as aerosols or dust. Consuming these compounds intentionally or unintentionally lead to dangerous conditions even to fatality. The most common obstacle in treating organophosphorus poisoning is the availability of sufficient medical care, equipment to provide proper emergency care observed in rural areas where there is a lot of gaps between intensive care and acute care. Atropine use is as an antidote in organophosphorus poisoning. The dose of atropine mainly depends on the organophosphorus toxic doses. Atropine is a competitive antagonist of acetylcholine at the muscarinic postsynaptic membrane. Atropine blocks all the muscarinic effects in the body. The authors present a case of suicidal OP poisoning with an overview of management of the acute intoxication. The early recognition of symptoms and prompt treatment helps in reducing the morbidity and mortality.
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Praveen Kumar Jaiswal. A Case Study on Organophosphate Poisoning in Dehradun. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2023; 11(4):227-8. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2023.00051
Praveen Kumar Jaiswal. A Case Study on Organophosphate Poisoning in Dehradun. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2023; 11(4):227-8. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2023.00051 Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-11-4-3
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