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Updates in High dose Insulin and Euglycemia Therapy (HIET) for the treatment of Beta-adrenergic Receptor and Calcium Channel Antagonists Overdose

Core EM

Background: An update to our 2015 post on HIET for beta-adrenergic receptor and calcium channel antagonists overdose. Beta-adrenergic receptor antagonists (Beta blockers, BB) and calcium channel antagonists (calcium channel blockers) are common drugs that can produce profound cardiac depression and shock when taken in overdose.

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Overdose Deaths Decline Nationwide

Peter Canning

Drug overdose deaths are down 3.1% 107,543 people died of drug overdoses in 2023 down from 111,029 in 2022. Here in Connecticut, drug overdose deaths have been decreasing for the last two years (down 14% in 2023 from the 2021 high). Ten years ago when I responded to an overdose, I was the only one carrying naloxone.

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Pinnacle Webinar Series – Tackling Overdoses with Real-Time Data

FirstWatch

Register for Webinar Tuesday, July 16 th | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT Overdoses continue to plague communities throughout the US and Canada. One North American EMS system recently had 245 overdoses in a single day. Identifying, tracking, and mapping overdoses is key to effective intervention.

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Overdose in the Elderly Increasing

Peter Canning

I have called the time on a number of her neighbors in this building, some of them victims of overdose. While the news often focuses on the dangers of fentanyl to youth, what I see on the street and what the data shows is that the group that is seeing the biggest increase in overdoses is the elderly. of all overdoses to 11.1%.

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Fomepizole for acetaminophen overdose?

University of Maryland Department of Emergency Med

Standard treatment for APAP overdose is with N-acetylcysteine (N. Acetaminophen (APAP) is the leading cause of acute liver failure worldwide. Click to view the rest

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Connecticut Overdose Deaths Decline for Second Year in a Row

Peter Canning

Connecticut opioid-related deaths declined for the second year in a row, down 14% from their 2021 high of 1431 opioid deaths, according to the latest statistics from the Connecticut Office of the Medical Examiner (OCME). Opioid deaths represented 92% of all overdose deaths in Connecticut.

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Rapid Reviews Video – Low and Slow Poisoning Part 2: Digoxin Overdose

Emergency Medicine Cases

In this Rapid Reviews Video Nick Clarridge covers an approach to the bradycardic and hypotensive patient as well as the recognition, management and controversies of digoxin overdose. The post Rapid Reviews Video – Low and Slow Poisoning Part 2: Digoxin Overdose appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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