This week Dr. Axelson took us through great DKA in pregnancy, hyponatremia tips, and prioritization in UGIB in this month's M&M. Critical Care bound Dr. Renne laid out some intra-arrest tips and Dr. Brown from Cincinnati Children's talked about Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Small groups covered everything from ACLS logistics to shoulder US to Minnesota tube insertion.Read More
Simulation - Clonidine Overdose
- 30 yo FM presents after having taking a handful of pills with the following VS: HR 45, BP 83/60, RR 8, 100% RA, T 98. FS101. It gets better—there's a baby behind that baby bump.
- Ddx for AMS, hypotension and bradycardia? Tox, hemoperitoneum, spinal shock, myxedema coma, and a quite atypical sepsis.
- By EMS report this lady reportedly took a handful of unknown pills in an effort to harm herself. Remember to consider clonidine overdose in addition to beta blockers and calcium channel blockers. This lady found herself a bottle of clonidine and a near successful suicide attempt.