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Dreisbach's Handbook of Poisoning

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment, Thirteenth Edition, 1st Edition

Edited by Bev-Lorraine True, Robert H. Dreisbach

CRC Press

704 pages

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Description

Now in its thirteenth edition, Dreisbach's Handbook of Poisoning is long established as the definitive handbook of poisoning for all physicians, nurses, crisis and hotline workers, paramedics, and students. Rapid response is critical during the initial management of poison cases. This ready-reference guide provides antidotes, antivenins, and more for a vast number of substances. It covers medical toxicology - including prevention and management of exposures, poisonings, adverse effects, abuse and withdrawal from pharmaceuticals - and household, environmental, and natural hazards.

The book begins by providing general information about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of poisoning. Then it considers the important medicolegal aspects of poisoning. The remainder of the book focuses on specific poisons, organized into agricultural, industrial, household, medicinal, and natural hazards. Chemically- and pharmacologically-related agents have been grouped together wherever possible. For optimal care of critical or unusual poisonings, the book also contains guidelines for consultations with medical toxicologists and regional poison information centers. A concise summary of the diagnosis and treatment of poisoning, Dreisbach's Handbook of Poisoning provides an extraordinary amount of practical information in a compact format.

Reviews

Awarded the Highly Commended by the British Medical Association in the Basic and Clinical Sciences category of the Medical Book Competition.

"a classic toxicology reference since the 1950's. The only source available that has documented the changing trends in poisoning diagnosis and management through each of its editions over the past 50 years. …Overall, this is a classic handbook that I endorse as a practicing clinical toxicologist. It is a rapid practical reference that is full of useful up-to-date information. …Dr. Dreisbach and his associates are to be commended for the longevity of this historic book and their valuable contribution to poisoning prevention and management over the years."

- Timothy Erickson, MD, FACEP, FACMT, The Journal of Pharmacy Technology

Table of Contents

Preface

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

Prevention of Poisoning

Emergency Management of Poisoning

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Poisoning

Management of Poisoning

Legal and Medical Responsibility in Poisoning

AGRICULTURAL POISONS

Halogenated Insecticides

Cholinesterase Inhibitor Pesticides

Miscellaneous Pesticides

INDUSTRIAL HAZARDS

Nitrogen Compounds

Halogenated Hydrocarbons

Alcohols and Glycols

Esters, Aldehydes, Ketone and Ethers

Hydrocarbons

Corrosives

Metallic Poisons

Cyanides, Sulfides, and Carbon Monoxide

Atmospheric Particulates

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDS

Cosmetics

Food Poisoning

Miscellaneous Chemicals

MEDICINAL POISONS

Analgesics, Antipyretics, and Anti-inflammatory Agents

Anesthetics

Depressants

Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System

Antiseptics

Cardiovascular Drugs

Anti-infective Drugs

Stimulants, Antidepressants, and Psychotomimetic Agents

Irritants and Rubefacients

Cathartics, Endocrine Drugs, Miscellaneous Therapeutic and Diagnostic Agents

ANIMAL AND PLANT HAZARDS

Reptiles

Arachnids and Insects

Marine Animals

Plants

Index

About the Editors

Bev-Lorraine True, Robert H. Dreisbach

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED026000
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
MED078000
MEDICAL / Public Health
MED096000
MEDICAL / Toxicology