A is for Antidote. Systematic approach to managing toxicological emergency presentations. RRSIDEAD is a useful mnemonic
I really enjoyed drawing the Cyanide Poisoning Antidotes flashcard. I really put Travis to the test by drawing out biochemistry pathways...
In this flashcard I drew my friend and colleague Dr Jawad Kassem, a Board Certified Hyperbaric Medicine doctor.
Antidotes are agents that counteract the effects of a toxic agent on the body. They do not primarily affect the systemic absorption or removal of toxic agents from the body (i.e. decontamination and enhanced elimination respectively)
Take the antidote challenge - see if you're ready to join the ranks of the toxicology mavens by naming the antidote for each of these poisons.
Glucagon is traditionally considered a first line antidote for beta-blocker overdose. Glucagon has also been used in the setting of calcium channel blocker toxicity
Sugammadex is used for reversal of the amino steroid neuromuscular blocking drugs rocuronium, vecuronium and pancuronium.