Tag: toxicology

Candy or Medication?

You’re working a busy shift in the peds ED among a seemingly endless cycle of various permutations of fevers, cough, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, when another kid pops up on the board: “vomiting, abdominal pain”. Fantastic. You go over to…

Bradycardic on the Toilet

You are the junior resident working in the Critical Care and Trauma unit of the ED. You think to yourself that it’s a quiet day….then…EMS brings in a patient. The patient is a 67 year-old woman with history of type…

TOX: Chasing the Dragon Away

  Written by Adam Blumenberg MD Special thanks to Sage Wiener MD   It’s four o’ clock on a gentle Sunday afternoon. You stir the dregs of your Turkish coffee, secretly hoping for an exciting patient to fill the last…

Bored and Toxic (Lithium)

You are polishing off the sweet remains of a fruitful Halloween weekend when the paramedics burst through the door with a very sick looking patient. You throw away your candy wrappers and rush to the stretcher where they present you…