Pediatric Toxic Ingestions

In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, discuss the December 2023 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice article, Management of Pediatric Toxic Ingestions in the Emergency Department.

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Prehospital Care

ED History and Physical Exam

Diagnostic Studies

  • Labs
  • EKG
  • Imaging
  • Urine Toxicology Testing


  • Hemodialysis
  • Activated Charcoal
  • Whole Bowel Irrigation
  • Gastric Lavage
  • Ipecac

Drug Specific Therapies

  • Acetaminophen
  • Alcohols
  • Anticholinergics
  • Beta Blockers
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Cholinergic Agents
  • Digoxin
  • Iron
  • Opioids
  • Salicylates
  • Sedative Hypnotics
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Laundry Pods

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