SECTION I GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS AND THE APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT
1 General considerations
2 Toxic syndromes
SECTION II POISONING BY MEDICATION AND HOUSEHOLD, AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL SUBSTANCES
3 Poisoning by analgesics and antipyretics
4 Poisoning by central nervous system depressants
5 Poisoning by antidepressants
6 The anticholinergic syndrome
7 Drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system
8 Cardiovascular drugs
9 Central nervous system stimulants
11 Metallic poisons
13 Alcohols and glycols
14 Smoke inhalation
15 Carbon monoxide
17 Hydrogen sulphide
20 Corrosive ingestions
21 Approach to hazardous material (HAZMAT) incidents
22 Acute food poisoning
23 Poisonous plants and mushrooms
SECTION III ACUTE POISONING WITH ILLICIT, ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCES
27 Amphetamines and derivatives
28 Illicit opioids
29 Suicide and depression - the ethical dilemmas
SECTION IV ENVENOMATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
30 Snake bite in southern Africa
31 Spider bite in southern Africa
32 Scorpion sting in southern Africa
33 Bee sting and anaphylaxis
34 Marine envenomation
Appendix A Alphabetical listing and dosages of therapeutic agents appearing in this book
Appendix B Preparing to receive the poisoned patient
Appendix C Mnemonics and other "memory joggers" appearing in this book
Appendix D Useful telephone numbers, addresses, e-mail and websites
Appendix E Conversion of drug levels from conventional to SI units in plasma or serum
Appendix F Normal levels of therapeutic agents in plasma and serum
Appendix G Toxic levels of therapeutic agents in plasma and serum
Appendix H Gastric and intestinal decontamination skills
Appendix I Elimination after absorption - peritoneal dialysis
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