Protocols

Protocols

WARFARIN OVERDOSE/ TOXICITY

Overdose of the oral anticoagulant warfarin (Coumadin), or drug interactions with warfarin, can lead to toxicity. Similarly, toxicity can result from exposure to superwarfarins, which are long-acting anticoagulants used in rodenticides. ... Warfarin is the most common oral anticoagulant in current use

SUICIDAL IDEATION

Suicidal ideation, also known as suicidal thoughts, is thinking about or having an unusual preoccupation with suicide.

SPINAL CORD INJURY

Emergency signs and symptoms of a spinal cord injury after an accident may include: Extreme back pain or pressure in your neck, head or back. Weakness, incoordination or paralysis in any part of your body. Numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in your hands, fingers, feet or toes. Loss of bladder or bowel control.

SNAKE ENVENOMATION

snake envenomation causes headache, a thick feeling of the tongue, thirst, sweating and vomiting

SEROTONIN SYNDROME

Serotonin syndrome (SS) is a group of symptoms that may occur following use of certain serotonergic medications or drugs. The degree of symptoms can range from mild to severe. Symptoms include high body temperature, agitation, increased reflexes, tremor, sweating, dilated pupils, and diarrhea.

REDBACK SPIDER BITES

The bite of the Redback Spider is highly venomous. It is characterised by intense localised pain around the bite site

POISONING & OVERDOSE – GENERAL PRINCIPLES

The general principles of management of drug poisoning are summarized.

PARACETAMOL POISONING

Paracetamol poisoning, also known as acetaminophen poisoning, is caused by excessive use of the medication paracetamol (acetaminophen). Most people have few or non-specific symptoms in the first 24 hours following overdose. This may include feeling tired, abdominal pain, or nausea.

MISCARRIAGE

Miscarriage is a term used for a pregnancy that ends on its own, within the first 20 weeks of gestation.

MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE

Meningococcal disease describes infections caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis (also termed meningococcus). It carries a high mortality rate if untreated but is a vaccine-preventable disease.

MENINGITIS

Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (meninges) surrounding your brain and spinal cord. The swelling from meningitis typically triggers symptoms such as headache, fever and a stiff neck

MALIGNANT HYPERTHERMIA

Search Results Image result for MALIGNANT HYPERTHERMIA Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a disease that causes a fast rise in body temperature and severe muscle contractions when someone with the MH gets general anesthesia. Malignant Hyperethemia is passed down through families. Hyperthermia means high body