The New Poison Management Manual

The BC Drug and Poison Information Centre presents:



The Poison Management Manual (PMM) is a publication of the B.C. Drug and Poison Information Centre (DPIC). The PMM is divided into three sections:

  1. General Treatment Principles
  2. Poison and Drug Treatment Monographs
  3. Antidotes

The PMM is designed to serve as a reference for health care professionals treating poisoned patients. The PMM is a compilation of monographs on the toxicity, clinical effects and treatment of frequently encountered poison exposures and poison or drug overdoses commonly associated with a poor outcome. The format of each treatment monograph includes information on toxicity, pharmacokinetics, relevant case reports, clinical effects, and treatment guidelines. The antidote monographs feature a review of the efficacy of each drug, indications for use, information on the incidence and nature of reported side effects, and dosing and administration guidelines.

The pharmacy, nursing and medical staff at DPIC serve as editors, writers and reviewers. The PMM has been used in B.C. since 1981 and this newest version is the 5th edition. Through the electronic subscription, users will have access to quarterly updates which will ensure they have the most current treatment protocols.



Available as:


  • Two volumes supplied as 3-ring binders, 828 pages
  • Includes 1-year electronic subscription

PMM cover


PMM monograph pdf


PMM key points summary


  • Web-based, searchable, access to real-time PMM updates and the Toxic Update Newsletter
  • Printable PDF monographs

PMM Listings


PMM monograph


Toxic Update newsletter

Download/Print PMM Promotion Page (PDF)


To order a print version or electronic subscription, fill in the order form here. E-mail the completed form to, or print a copy and fax it to (604) 707-2807. You may also mail printed forms to:

BC Drug and Poison Information Centre

LL0063 - 655 West 12th Avenue

Vancouver, BC  V5Z 4R4