Edited and written by leading experts in toxicology, containing indispensable expert knowledge for those managing poisoned patients
Collates all the latest clinical guidance and management advice in one convenient, accessible volume
The compact format, self-contained topics and reader-friendly style all allow for quick consultation
Overdose and poisoning are one of the most frequent acute medical presentations seen in emergency departments, and high dependency and intensive care facilities. The Oxford Desk Reference: Toxicology provides an authoritative guide for the management of patients with poisoning. Each chapter includes key clinical features and potential treatment options to help physicians to assess the potential severity of the poisoned patient and provide the optimum clinical care.
A reader-friendly layout ensures that information is easy to find and assimilate, and topics are self-contained to aid quick diagnosis. Presented in an easy-to-use double-page spread format, highly bulleted and concise, the Oxford Desk Reference: Toxicology is ideal for quick referral when an acute problem arises.
Contributions from the leading figures in toxicology make this book indispensable for all those involved with the management of poisoned patients, especially trainees and consultants working in emergency medicine, acute medicine, and critical care.
Table of Contents
1: Scientific principles in clinical toxicology
2: General management of the poisoned patient
3: Common complications of poisoning
4: Drugs acting on the central nervous system
6: Cardiovascular acting agents
7: Other common pharmaceutical toxins
8: Drugs of abuse
9: Common chemical poisonings
10: Poisoning due to metals and their salts
11: Household products
12: Pesticides, herbicides, and rodenticides
13: Poisoning due to plants and animals
14: Chemical warfare agents
15: Principles of radiation toxicology
16: Occupational and industrial aspects of toxicology assessment