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EM@3AM – Beta-Blocker Toxicity

A two-year-old male presents to the emergency department following the ingestion of his grandmother's propranolol. Upon presentation, the young boy is lethargic. EKG demonstrates sinus bradycardia (heart rate: 39 beats per minute) and a first degree AV block. How do you treat this patient's bradycardia? Read this week's review of beta-blocker toxicity for a rapid refresher.


ToxCard: GI Decon

What options do you have for GI decontamination, and how do you do it? This week's ToxCard looks at GI decon in the ED.