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Toxicologic Exposure


Supportive care and observation are the bedrock treatment of many exposures



Inclusion Criteria

  • Non-Suicidal Patient
  • Stable VS and mentation
  • Overdoses should be limited to the following compounds: Phenytoin, Oral sulfonylureas, acetaminophen, and warfarin
  • Snakebites or Black Widow envenomation NOT requiring antivenom

Exclusion Criteria

  • Suicidal ingestions
  • Unstable VS
  • Altered mental status or combativeness
  • Evidence of organ dysfunction as a result of ingestion
  • Toxicology service not consulted

Potential Interventions

  • Repeat drug levels
  • Antiemetic support
  • IV fluids
  • Toxicology service re evalation

Discharge Criteria

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