Critical Care Toxicology.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2008 Aug;26(3):715-739
Authors: Holstege CP, Dobmeier SG, Bechtel LK
Emergency physicians are regularly called on to care for critically poisoned patients. This article reviews the general approach and management of the critically poisoned patient. Specific clinical characteristics are identified that may clue the clinician into a specific toxin class as a diagnosis. Appropriate testing in the poisoned patient is reviewed. Complications of poisoning that may bring a rapid demise of the critically ill poisoned patient are highlighted and the management of those complications is discussed.
PMID: 18655942 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]