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.
Table of Contents
Prevention of Poisoning
Emergency Management of Poisoning
Diagnosis and Evaluation of Poisoning
Management of Poisoning
Legal and Medical Responsibility in Poisoning
Cholinesterase Inhibitor Pesticides
Alcohols and Glycols
Esters, Aldehydes, Ketone and Ethers
Cyanides, Sulfides, and Carbon Monoxide
Analgesics, Antipyretics, and Anti-inflammatory Agents
Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System
Stimulants, Antidepressants, and Psychotomimetic Agents
Irritants and Rubefacients
Cathartics, Endocrine Drugs, Miscellaneous Therapeutic and Diagnostic Agents
ANIMAL AND PLANT HAZARDS
Arachnids and Insects
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