REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Intoxication

Take Home Message

  • Do not ignore abnormal vital signs – they can be the harbinger of badness
  • Watch out for developing withdrawal, treat early and aggressively
  • These patients are a major fall risk – keep rails up, place on safety observation
  • Obtain a CT Head for anyone with external signs of trauma
  • EtOH level not predictive of sobriety – don’t routinely obtain EtOH levels, assess for clinical sobriety
  • Give thiamine to prevent Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Intoxication

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Co-Host

John Said Kashani 
Faculty Attending, Director of Medical Toxicology Services
St. Jospeh’s University Medical Center

Paterson, New Jersey
Email: JKashani@hotmail.com

Post Peer Reviewed By: Anand Swaminathan, MD (Twitter: @EMSwami)

Cite this article as: Ellsworth Wright, "REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Intoxication", REBEL EM blog, June 1, 2022. Available at: https://rebelem.com/rebel-core-cast-basics-of-em-intoxication/.
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Ellsworth Wright

Emergency Physician at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center

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