Pharmacology and Toxicology


Canonical Reading Material for the Exam Candidate

Oh's Intensive Care manual:

  • Chapter 66 (pp. 699)  Anaphylaxis  by Malcolm  M  Fisher
  • Chapter 84  (pp. 851)  Envenomation by James  Tibballs
  • Chapter 86  (pp. 871)  Background  information  on  ‘biochemical  terrorism’ by Munita  Grover  and  Michael  Pelly
  • Chapter 87 (pp. 881)  Pharmacokinetics,  pharmacodynamics  and  drug  monitoring  in  critical  illness   by Christine  Chung
  •  Chapter 88 (pp. 892)  Management  of  acute  poisoning   by David  M  Wood  and  Duncan  LA  Wyncoll
  •  Chapter 89   (pp. 903) Sedation  and  pain  management  in  intensive  care  by Luke  E  Torre
  • Chapter 90   (pp. 912) Inotropes  and  vasopressors by John  A  Myburgh
  • Chapter   91 (pp. 923)  Vasodilators  and  antihypertensives  by Anthony  C  Gordon  and  John  A  Myburgh
  • Chapter     112 (pp. 1148)  Paediatric  poisoning  by James  Tibballs

In addition to the above, there are two excellent articles from 2002 by L.I. Worthley, which together cover the majority of the important issues, and should be viewed as essential reading:

Summaries and discussions of pharmacology and toxicology from Life in the Fast Lane are made available as a list of links in the Resources section.