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.


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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?