TechTool Thursday 010


Toxbase allows the user access to the Poisons Database. All the information about drug toxicity, side effects and monitoring can be easily looked up on your iPhone.

Stuffed, Speeding and Busted!

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Just before being busted by the cops, your patient stuffed a package containing metamphetamines into his mouth and swallowed. How are you going to handle this one?


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An ingestion of 100mg of alprazolam… Boring benzodiazepine or badness brewing? Find out in this case-based series of questions-and-answers.

Massive Propranolol Overdose


A 27-year old female presents to ED one hour after swallowing 70 x 40mg propranolol tablets (= 2.8 grams) with suicidal intent. At the time of assessment she is drowsy (GCS 13) with a heart rate of 46 bpm. Fifteen minutes earlier she had been awake and able to give a history to paramedics… You need to act fast to save this patient. Are you up to the challenge?