Tag accidental ingestion
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Little Johnny and Grandad’s warfarin

Little Johnny is an inquisitive 15kg 3 year-old boy. His grandad was looking after him for the evening. About an hour ago, the phone rang just as grandad was about to take his evening warfarin tablets. Although he only turned his back for a second, there was enough time for little Johnny to start ploughing into the tablets...
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Poisoning by a mercury thermometer

Your next patient is an 80 year old man suffering from Alzheimer's dementia. He was brought into the ED by his wife and daughter who are his care-givers. He had a recent catheter-associated urinary tract infection and his daughter was checking his temperature orally with a mercury thermometer 30 minutes previously.