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Phase 3 Drug Overdos

Drug Overdose

Do Not rely on Pt. Hx of ____ , especially on ____ ___ injestion ; suicide attempts
Bring what to the ED Bottles , Contents , and emesis
Tricyclic S&S's Seizures , tachy dysrhythmias , hypotension , decreased mental status or coma
Acetaminophen S&S's Initially normal or nausea vomiting . If not treated can cause irreversible liver failure .
Depressants S&S's decreased HR , decreased BP , decreased temp. , decreased resp. , non specific pupils
Stimulants S&S's increased HR , increased BP , increased temp. , dialated pupils , seizures
Anticholinergics S&S's increased HR , increased temp , dialated pupils , and mental status changes
Cardiac Meds S&S's dysrhythmias and mental status changes
Solvents S&S's nausea , vomiting , and mental status changes
Insecticides S&S's increased or decreased HR , increased secrations , nausea , vomiting , diarrhea , pinpoint pupils
DO NOT give ____ _____ to cocaine overdoses Beta blockers
Differential Diagnosis TCA , Tylenol , Depressants , Stimulants , Anticholinergic , Cardiac Meds , Solvents , Alcohol , Cleaning Agents , Insecticides
Created by: patrickbilly91