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Algorithm for Management of Acute Poisoning with Calcium Channel Antagonist

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient who has overdosed on a calcium channel antagonist using the algorithm of Salhanick and Shannon.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Cardiology

Objective:

options, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T46.1

Description:

Salhanick and Shannon developed an algorithm for the management of a patient who has overdosed on a calcium channel antagonist (blocker). Aggressive management is indicated since these agents are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The authors are from Children's Hospital in Boston.

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