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Tox Cards: Narcan (naloxone)

emDocs is proud to introduce the new Tox Cards series! This will be a series of short posts that function as key points on toxicologic issues. Today's post: narcan (naloxone) use in the ED.

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Hydrofluoric Acid: The Burn that keeps on Burning

Hydrofluoric acid...We have heard of the dangers of this toxic acid, but many have not evaluated and managed patients with HF exposure. This post details a case, followed by pearls and pitfalls in the pathophysiology, types of exposure, evaluation, and management of HF exposure.

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FOAMed Resource Series Part IV: Toxicology

"Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy." - Paracelsus Toxicology is an ever-growing field. Staying up to date can be difficult, but FOAMed comes to the rescue again! Welcome to Part IV of the FOAMed Resource Series.

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Drug Withdrawal: Pearls and Pitfalls

Drug abuse, whether of illicit or prescription drugs, is currently an epidemic. Patients may go into withdrawal, which can be dangerous. This is the second of a two-part series covering withdrawal states. Our first post evaluated the diagnosis and management of alcohol withdrawal. Today’s will cover opioids, benzos, cocaine, amphetamines, and caffeine.