“Poisoning & Drug Overdose belongs in every emergency physician’s workroom.” --Academic Emergency Medicine reviewing earlier edition
“…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 earlier edition
An instant-answer guide you can turn to for on-the-spot treatment of poisoning and drug overdose
Poisoning & Drug Overdose, delivers critical information on effective diagnosis and treatment of drug-related emergencies and chemical exposures.
Divided into four sections, easily identified by dictionary-style tabs:
- Section I covers initial emergency management, including treatment of complications; physical and laboratory diagnosis; and decontamination and enhanced elimination procedures
- Section II provides detailed information on 150 common drugs and poisons
- Section III describes the use of antidotes and therapeutic drugs to treat poisoning
- Section IV describes the medical management of chemical and occupational exposures, with a table of more than 500 industrial chemicals
Poisoning & Drug Overdose, is enhanced by numerous tables, charts, and a comprehensive index featuring generic, chemical, and brand names, making it an essential resource for anyone responding to drug-related emergencies and chemical exposures.
Kent R. Olson, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco
Medical Director, California Poison Control System
San Francisco Division