Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of toxins/poisons includes the full range of substances from acetaminophen to zinc, including home products, prescription medicines, recreational drugs, and more.
  • Guidelines to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment include examinations of the source, toxic dose, toxicokinetics, clinical signs, minimum database, confirming tests, treatment progress and differential diagnosis for each specific toxicant.
  • Coverage of common poisonous substances includes grapes and raisins, nicotine, mercury, mushrooms, Christmas-time plants, and snake and spider venoms.
  • Toxicological Concepts section provides information on toxicologic principles such as history taking, providing supportive care, and managing emergency treatment.
  • General Exposures section addresses nontraditional toxicology such as indoor environmental air, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and toxicities in pregnant and lactating animals.
  • Miscellaneous Toxicant Groups section covers commonly encountered specific toxicants, the proper use of diagnostic laboratories, use of human poison control centers, and antidotes for specific toxins.
  • More than 50 international contributors provide up-to-date, authoritative advice on treating poisonings and intoxications.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Toxicological Concepts

1. General Toxicological Concepts

2. Toxicokinetics and Toxicodynamics

3. Toxicologic Information Resources

4. Effective Use of Veterinary Poison Center NEW!

5. Effective Use of Human Poison Center

6. Taking a Toxicologic History

7. Approach to Diagnosis and Initial Treatment

8. Selecting a Minimum Database

9. Initial Management of the Poisoned Patient

10. Decontamination

11. General Supportive Care

12. Effective Use of the Diagnostic Lab

Section 2: General Exposures

13. Litigation and Toxicology NEW!

14. Indoor Environmental Quality and Health

15. Responding to Mass Exposures NEW!

16. Reproductive Toxicology of the Male and Female

17. Considerations in the Poisoned Pregnant and Lactating Patient

18. Considerations in the Pediatric Poisoned Patient NEW!

19. Considerations in the Geriatric Poisoned Patient NEW!

20. Poisoning in the Captive Reptile

21. Poisoning in the Small Mammal (pocket pets) NEW!

22. Poisoning in the Avian Patient NEW!

Section 3: Miscellaneous Toxicant Groups

23. Adverse Drug Reactions

24. Miscellaneous Indoor Toxicants

25. "Recreational" Drugs

26. Herbal and Natural Products (homeopathic)

27. Household and Garden Plants

28. Miscellaneous Herbicides, Fungicides, and Nematocides

29. Smoke Inhalation (house fires)

30. Acetaminophen

31. Amitraz

32. Anticoagulant Rodenticides

33. Anticonvulsants

34. Arsenic

35. Botulism

36. Bromethalin

37. Carbon Monoxide

38. Cholecalciferol

39. "Christmas time" Plants

40. Citrus Oils

41. Copper

42. Cyanide

43. Cyanobacteria

44. DE

Details

No. of pages:
928
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9781455707294
Electronic ISBN:
9780323241984
Print ISBN:
9781455707171