Chapter 2. Poisoning and Envenomation

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician2,3,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow4 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer5,6
  1. James Tibballs BMedSc(Hons), MB BS, MEd, MBA, MD, MHIth&MedLaw, GDipArts(Fr), FRANZCA, FJFICM, FACLM Officer Principal Fellow1,6

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch2

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Tibballs, J. (2009) Poisoning and Envenomation, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 4

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 6

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pharmacology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  2. 6

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051

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Keywords:

  • poisoning and envenomation;
  • activated charcoal - universal antidote;
  • paracetamol - common pharmaceutical poisoning;
  • N-acetylcysteine (NAC) - effective antidote;
  • venom detection kit (VDK) - bedside or laboratory three-step enzyme immunoassay;
  • gastrointestinal decontamination - risk of aspiration pneumonitis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Poisoning

  • Envenomation