In an episode of "The Simpsons", Bart takes a trip to France on an exchange program where he is enslaved by a couple of nasty vintners and is forced to drink adulterated wine. What was the adulterant in the wine? Hint: it’s a toxic alcohol!
Antifreeze (ethylene glycol OR methanol are acceptable)
On this popular current television show, one of the main characters became addicted to her child's ADHD medicine. Which show is it?
True or False: A patient presents to the ED with a history of an APAP overdose 8 hours post ingestion. The blood APAP level on arrival is 65 mcg/ml. According to the Rumack-Matthew nomogram, this is a toxic blood level.
A 23 year old patient presents with a history of ingesting a 3 month supply of his isoniazid tablets at one time. The patient is having multiple seizures that are not controlled by lorazepam. What’s the antidote?
A 19 year old patient is brought to the ED after being found at a “rave”. She’s unconscious, unresponsive, has a heart rate of 180 BPM, and BP of 100/40. MD asks if it’s OK to give propranolol.
Propranolol not OK. Can lead to unopposed alpha stimulation which can worsen BP and HR
A 15 year old patient was doing something in his locker at school when the assistant principal appeared at the locker to ask what was going on. The patient immediately passed out and went into cardiac arrest. The patient had been sniffing airplane glue in his locker just before passing out. What happened to the patient?
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