UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Toxicology

Title: Cutting Edge vs. Old School for Overdoses

Keywords: Lavage, activated charcoal, hyperinsulinemia, intralipid, toxicology, narcan (PubMed Search)

Posted: 3/4/2010 by Ellen Lemkin, MD, PharmD (Updated: 12/9/2022)
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Cutting Edge
Old School
  Gastric Lavage
Hyperinsulinemia and Euglycemia Supportive care, glucagon for beta blocker overdoses
Intralipid administration Supportive care for anesthetic overdoses, TCAs, and other lipid soluble agents
Low dose or NO narcan High dose narcan for opoid overdoses
Checking salicylates and tylenol levels for overdose Tox screens for everyone