Poisoning and Toxidromes

by Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP

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    The lecture Poisoning and Toxidromes by Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP is from the course Toxicologic and Environmental Emergencies. It contains the following chapters:

    • Introduction to Poisoning
    • The Usage of Toxidromes

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Recreational drug/alcohol intoxication
    2. Occupational exposure
    3. Environmental exposure
    4. Deliberate self-harm
    5. Accidental ingestion
    1. ETCO2 is monitored to check for presence of acidosis
    2. Glucose testing should always be performed in patients with depressed mental status
    3. Intubation should be done in patients with GCS < 8
    4. If shock is present, fluid resuscitation may be done
    5. The neurologic primary survey includes the GCS score, pupillary reaction, and four-extremity movement
    1. Autonomic effects of the drugs
    2. Chemical composition of the drugs
    3. Dosage requirement per drug
    4. Physical properties of the drugs
    5. Addictive effects of the drugs

    Author of lecture Poisoning and Toxidromes

     Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP

    Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP

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