Toxicology Handbook

Toxicology Handbook

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A portable handbook that provides a practical didactic guide to the appropriate principles in approach, assessment and management of poisoned patients at point of care. Also features locally relevant information on bites, stings and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 529 pages
  • 124.46 x 187.96 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • Elsevier Australia
  • Marrickville, NSW, Australia
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0729539393
  • 9780729539395
  • 35,529

Table of contents

Section 1: Introduction * Who are the authors * Scope of the book * Handbook of acute management of common poisonings. * Hands on and practical approach. * Rationale for drugs included * How to use the book * Universal disclaimer Clinical: Approach to the poisoned patient * Overview of approach to toxicology/toxinology * Principles of risk assessment-based approach * Resuscitation, Risk assessment, Supportive care, Decontamination, Investigations, Enhanced elimination, Antidotes, Disposition Section 2: Approach to specialist toxicology problems * Approach to special problems: Approach to snakebite, mushroom poisoning, plant poisoning * Toxidromes: Serotonin syndrome, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, anticholinergic syndrome, cholinergic syndrome * Important poisoning manifestations and management: Seizures, coma, hypotension, delirium and agitation * Drugs of abuse and withdrawal syndromes: Alcohol, amphetamines, opiods, sedative hypnotics, body packers and stuffers * Investigations: Laboratory results: acidosis, anion gap and osmolar gap, recommended baseline investigations with interpretation. Unit conversion table: ECG interpretation in poisoning: Radiology. * Special populations: Paediatric poisoning: 1 tablet can kill (list), special precautions in management (overnight stay, paracetamol, risk of charcoal etc); Pregnancy and lactation and poisoning; and Geriatric poisoning Section 3: Toxic Drugs (78 chapters) * Approach to diagnosis, investigation and management of the poisoned patient with all of the common drug presentations. Updated with 8 new drug chapters as per readers nominations and feedback Section 4: Antidotes (29 chapters) * Detailed description of indications, contraindications, clinical administration and therapeutic end-points for all antidotes. New chapter on Intralipid, the latest development in antidote therapy Section 5: Toxinology (16 chapters) * Approach to snakebite, spider and marine envenoming. New chapter on tick envenoming Section 6: Antivenom (11 chapters) * Detailed description of indications, contraindications, clinical administration and therapeutic end-points for all antivenoms Appendices Sample ECGs from poisoned patients; Drug concentrations and unit conversion chart; Guide to the management of allergic reaction to antivenomshow more

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