Health Care Professionals
Poisonings continue to be a leading cause of injury. Your dedication to prevent these poisonings is greatly appreciated.
Available for order, specifically targeted to health care providers:
6th edition (2011) McGraw-Hill.
Edited by Kent R. Olson, MD, FACEP (California Poison Control Center;
University of California, San Francisco Division, San Francisco).
Key Benefit: This is the leading manual on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of poisonings and drug overdoses, including chemical and occupational exposures. The manual is designed in outline format, making it perfect for quick reference. Key Topics: The book is divided into four sections. Section 1 focuses on diagnosis. Section 2 provides information on approximately 150 common poisons. Section 3 describes the use and side effects of common antidotes. Section 4 describes focuses on occupational illnesses and the management of industrial problems. Market: Emergency physicians, family physicians, pediatricians, residents, medical students, nurses, nursing students, paramedics, pharmacy students, forensic toxicologists.
“Poisoning & Drug Overdose belongs in every emergency physician’s workroom.” --Academic Emergency Medicine
“…a great addition to any emergency department library when rapid reference is needed to treat and diagnose the poisoned patient.” -- Annals of Emergency Medicine
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Disclaimer: This web site is designed to be informational and educational. Under no circumstance is this web site meant to replace the expert advice of a qualified poison specialist or physician. In the event of a poison emergency, call the nearest poison center immediately by dialing 1-800-222-1222 or contact 9-1-1 emergency services.