Though it might look good to eat…

Do you remember that PSA that had puppets singing: don’t you put it in your mouth? I feel that it should be played ad nauseam until it actually sticks. I’ve had two patients now who have come in after possibly ingesting grandma’s medication. Not sure how bitter tasting pills could pass as candy, but in … Continue reading

Nurse, I’ll Have Two Bottles of Charcoal, Please.

Case Report A woman with a history of depression and past suicide attempts is admitted to the ED at 14:30. Pt has rheumatoid arthritis in wrists joints and takes hydroxychloroquine  200 mg once daily (OD). EMS reports the pt has ingested 50 x 200 mg of hydroxychloroquine at 14:15. On physical examination, pt reports visual disturbances of black … Continue reading