Drug intoxication

Author: MUDr. Roman Štoudek, MUDr. Ľubomíra Longauerová, Adrián Sahaj, Kristína Hubschová

Institution: Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University in Brno

Medical discipline: Emergency Medicine

Keywords: psychostimulants | tonic–clonic seizure | diazepam

Educational evel: Undergraduate level | Graduate

The wrong therapeutic approach in some cases of drug intoxication can cause worse consequences than the intoxication itself and therefore it is important to think of the drug intoxication in terms of differencial diagnosis. Our algorithm describes the diagnosis and possible solutions of complications caused by the intoxication with recreational drugs.

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The issue of acute conditions surrounding the use of drugs is increasingly confronting not only specialists in addiction treatment centers. The use of recreational drugs is widespread and intoxications with these agents may be life-threatening. Most frequent drugs are cannabinoids, hallucinogens and particularly dangerous stimulant drugs or combinations thereof. It is crucially important to provide fast and adequate technical assistance by every doctor. Interactive algorithm Drug Intoxication is a tutorial that provides quality training to deal with these situations by solving different scenarios truly imitating the real situation. The logical decision algorithm presents solutions to critical issues, in practice often determining whether intoxicated person survives. The whole chain of steps is handled professionally and technically absolutely precisely.

publikováno: 26. 6. 2014 | last modified on: 13. 9. 2019