What are Toxins?
Toxins refer to an accidental or intentional overdose of a drug or medication or ingestion of a toxin. Toxins are one of the most common reasons for cardiac arrest.
What are the Potential Causes of Toxins?
- Street drugs
- Prescription or CTC drugs
- Chemical exposure
What are the Indicators of Toxins?
- ECG: Various effects, usually prolonged QT interval
- History & Exam: Check pupils, conduct neuro exam, check mental status
What is the Treatment for Toxins?
- Specific antidote based on overdose agent
- Support circulation