Poisoning & Drug Overdose, 5th edition

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9780071443333: Poisoning & Drug Overdose, 5th edition

The leading source for toxicologic emergencies -- revised and updated!

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"This is an excellent resource for poison control centers, toxicologists, and healthcare practitioners for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of poisonings as a result of exposure to a wide variety of industrial, therapeutic, illicit, and environmental chemicals."--Doody's Review Service

With each bestselling edition, Poisoning & Drug Overdose has helped poison control staff, medical toxicologists, and emergency physicians respond to drug-related emergencies and chemical exposures. The new edition of this exceptional, at-a-glance guide offers the latest advice needed for the effective diagnosis and treatment of poisoning and drug overdose.

The Fifth Edition features:

  • Critical insights into timely topics such as biological warfare agents and the newest antidotes
  • Updated information on industrial chemicals, including the most recent regulatory exposure limits
  • Expanded information, including special pregnancy considerations
  • Easy-to-read text and tables containing specific drug dosage information
  • Detailed table summarizing current toxicity and workplace exposure guidelines for more than 500 industrial chemicals
  • Extensive cross-referencing
  • Comprehensive index featuring generic, chemical, and brand names for many drugs and commercial products
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    Review:

    2007 BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION MEDICAL BOOK AWARDS PUBLIC HEALTH CATEGORY Commended – Poisoning and Drug Overdose 5e, Olson ‘As a practical bedside manual of toxicology, this book works well. It is easily carried around and easy to use. The book itself is well laid out, accurate and up-to-date. My main criticism is that this book adds little to what is normally available from other sources. There are other texts of similar size, price and quality in the same field; and larger more expensive texts covering the same areas as well as other areas. In general, I would expect this book to be used as a reference text in emergency departments. However, UK emergency departments have access to up-to-date information of this type online and it is usual to check the online version to be sure to be up-to-date. Overall though, at this price I would consider it a useful addition to an emergency department library.’ BMA REVIEWER QUOTE 2007 ( BMA News Information 2007-09-27)

    About the Author:

    Kent R. Olson, MD, FACEP
    Medical Director
    California Poison Control System, San Francisco Division
    San Francisco General Hospital
    Attending Emergency Physician
    Elden Hospital Medical Center
    Clinical Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pharmacy
    University of California, San Francisco

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