The instant-answer guide clinicians turn to first for on-the-spot treatment of poisoning and drug overdose emergencies
"...a great addition to any emergency department library when rapid reference is needed to treat and diagnose the poisoned patient."
-- Annals of Emergency Medicine (Reviewing previous edition)
Designed to be used during toxicologic emergencies where every moment counts, Poisoning & Drug Overdose, Seventh Edition delivers critical information on the effective diagnosis and treatment of drug-related emergencies and chemical exposures. This at-a-glance guide is enhanced by detailed tables and charts, extensive cross referencing, and a comprehensive index featuring generic, chemical, and brand names.
Poisoning & Drug Overdose is divided into four sections:
Section 1 leads readers through initial emergency management, including treatment of coma, hypotension, and other common complications; physical and laboratory diagnosis; and methods of decontamination and enhanced elimination of poisons
Section II provides detailed information on 150 common drugs and poisons
Section III describes the use and side effects of 60 antidotes and therapeutic drugs
Section IV describes the medical management of chemical spills and occupations chemical exposures and includes a table of more than 500 industrial chemicals
* Thoroughly updated to reflect newly released drugs, new information on existing drugs, and coverage of the latest black box (and other) warnings
* NEW to this edition: information on drug-environmental exposure interactions, coverage of environmental toxins such as mold, asbestos, and others
Part I: Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment
Part II: Specific Poisons and Drugs: Diagnosis and Treatments
Part III: Therapeutic Drugs and Antidotes
Part IV: Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
Part V: Index