IPCS/EC Evaluation of Antidotes Series
provides definitive and authoritative guidance on the use
of antidotes to treat poisoning. The International Programme
on Chemical Safety (IPCS) and the Commission of the European
Union (EC) are jointly undertaking a major project to evaluate
antidotes used clinically in the treatment of poisoning. The
aim of this project is to identify and evaluate for the first
time in a scientific and rigorous way the efficacy and use of
a wide range of antidotes. This series summarises and assesses,
on an antidote-by-antidote basis, their clinical use, mode of
action and efficacy. The aim is to provide an authoritative
consensus statement which will greatly assist in the selection
and administration of an appropriate antidote. This scientific
assessment is complemented by detailed clinical information
on routes of administration, contra-indications and precautions.
The series collates a wealth of useful information which will
be of immense practical use to clinical toxicologists and all
those involved in the treatment and management of poisoning.
The IPCS/EC Antidotes Series are published by Cambridge
University Press and hard copies can be obtained from Cambridge
University Press, Cambridge CB2 2RU, England.