Tift Health System hosts seminar on farming hazards

Dr. Robert Geller leading a discussion about treating various infections and illnesses. /Danielle Ledbetter

Some Tifton health professionals and healthcare providers are now more prepared to treat poisonous hazards and infections related to farming activities.

Tift Regional Health System (TRHS) hosted a Toxicology for Farming Communities seminar at the TRMC Community Events Center Friday.

Communities engaged in farming activities are at risk of particular toxicological hazards related to their environment and occupation.

Health care providers and public health professionals who care for these communities may not be familiar with the assessment and management of the resulting injuries and illnesses. This half-day course will provide a practical approach and tools to assess and manage agricultural toxicology exposures in an outpatient or inpatient setting.

The goal of the seminar is to educate health care providers and public health professionals to better assess and treat the various illnesses that result from farming activities. Some of these illnesses/injuries include rabies, spider bites, snake bites and more.

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