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Emergency Toxicology

Management of Common Poisons, 1st Edition

Edited by S. K. Gupta

Narosa

169 pages

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Hardback: 9780849317118
pub: 2003-01-29
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Description

Emergency medical personnel and physicians need an accurate, concise toxicology guide to properly diagnose and treat patients that have been poisoned. Such a guide is critical in a region or environment in which medical personnel cannot connect to a centralized poison control center or database.

By referring to Emergency Toxicology: Management of Common Poisons, medical professionals can quickly identify and counteract the toxins that threaten their patients. This clear, thorough compilation provides guidelines for treating poisoning cases, and includes current toxicological information on commonly encountered drugs, pesticides, household products, industrial chemicals, environmental toxins, heavy metals, and various miscellaneous agents.

By briefly describing the use, mechanisms of toxicity, toxic dose, diagnosis, and clinical features of each substance, this book enables emergency personnel and physicians to expertly manage both the prehospital and hospital portions of a patient's ordeal, saving lives and accelerating recovery time.

Table of Contents

DRUGS

Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Paracetamol

Carbamazepine

Benzodiazepines

Barbituates

Antihistamines

Opioids

Lithium

Tricyclic antidepressants

PESTICIDES

Organophosphates

Organochlorines

Carbamates

Aluminium Phosphide

Pyrethrins and pyrethroids

Ethylene dibromide

Rodenticides

HERBICIDES AND FUNGICIDES

HEAVY METALS

Arsenic

Lead

Mercury

HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

Camphor

Naphthalene

Kerosene

Phenol and related agents

Caustics and corrosives

Bleaches

Detergents and soaps

Antiseptics

MISCELLANEOUS HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS

Copper sulphate

Carbon monoxide

Cyanide

Isopropyl alcohol

Ethylene glycol

Methanol

Ethyl alcohol

Turpentine oil

Agents producing methemoglobinemia

Agents producing sulphemoglobinemia

ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS

Cannabis

Datura

Argemone

Yellow oleander

Snake bites

SCORPION, WASP AND BEE STINGS

MUSHROOMS AND FOOD POISONING

BOTULISM

THERAPEUTIC DRUGS AND ANTIDOTES

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED026000
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
MED096000
MEDICAL / Toxicology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General