Anesthesia Central is an all-in-one web and mobile solution for treating patients before, during, and after surgery. This collection of drug, procedures and test information is derived from Davis’s Drug, MGH Clinical Anesthesia Procedures, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, and MEDLINE Journals. Explore these free sample topics:
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First Things First (assess and treat for the following)
- ABCs, obtain vital signs, establish IV access, cardiac monitor
- Diagnosis is based on patient’s history of ingestion with presence of symptoms (tachycardia, nausea/vomiting, tremor, etc.).
- Obtain theophylline level – it is essential to determine some treatment courses.
- Orogastric lavage should be considered for an acute ingestion < 1-2 hours prior to presentation.