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Medical management of chemical incidents 

Medical management of chemical incidents
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Medical management of chemical incidents
Author(s):

Simon F.J. Clarke

and Nicholas Castle

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199652549.003.0043
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date: 21 September 2019

Chapter 6 explains how the state of the patient is assessed following toxic exposure, the supportive and symptomatic management of poisoned patients, decontamination techniques, methods used to reduce absorption of toxic substances, antidotes, and the enhancement of the elimination of toxic substances, the roles of the various agencies involved, including the pre-hospital emergency services and hospital emergency departments, the protocols used in the management of the poisoned patient, e.g. in the prevention of secondary contamination, and how to apply acquired knowledge in the analysis and management of acute chemical incidents.

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