Toxicology Handbook

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Elsevier Australia, 2011 - Medical - 529 pages
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An updated guide to the approach, assessment and management of poisoned patients Poisoning is a common emergency department presentation, and is the third major cause of hospital admission in Australia. The new edition of this all-encompassing toxicology reference describes the risk assessment-based approach pioneered by its principal authors. "The Toxicology Handbook" is written for hospital-based doctors at all levels and is divided into six sections, including an approach to the poisoned patient, specific toxins, antidotes, toxinology and antivenom. It also deals with specific toxicology considerations like alcohol abuse, dependence and withdrawal, and poisoning in children and the elderly. Important locally relevant information on bites, stings and envenoming is also included. The concise layout of this didactic medical guide enables readers to quickly locate required information - essential in a poisoning emergency. Established as a primary reference in Australian Poisons Information Centres, the "Toxicology Handbook" is useful for doctors, nurses, ambulance service paramedics and pharmacists alike.


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FRANK DALY is a nationally known leader in business ethics and served as chairman of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA). He was the corporate ethics director at a US$30 billion Fortune 100 firm for nine years, after having served that company as an ethics officer at various levels for the first ten years of its ethics program. Frank has served as a Fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, a Kallman Executive Fellow at the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University, lecturer in business ethics and corporate social responsibility at Loyola Marymount University, as a member of the Working Group of the Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct, as Verizon Visiting Professor in Business Ethics and Information Technology at Bentley University, as adjunct professor of business ethics at Stonehill College, and is a co-founder of the Southern California Business Ethics Roundtable.

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