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Poisonings continue to be a leading cause of injury. Your dedication to prevent these poisonings is greatly appreciated.

Recommended manual for health care providers

Poisoning & Drug Overdose

Edited by Kent R. Olson, MD, FACEP (California Poison Control Center; University of California, San Francisco Division, San Francisco)

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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:

  1. Diagnosis
  2. Info on about 150 common poisons
  3. Use and side effects of common antidotes
  4. 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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