On this episode we talk to Kennon Heard, Juliana Wilson, and Resa E. Lewiss about using ultrasound in calcium channel blocker overdose. We look at some cases from a case series. More info on bedside echo https://www.acep.org/sonoguide/cardiac.html and on E-point Septal Separation (EPSS)
- Ultrasound can be an important part of the tox exam, especially when dealing with cardio active meds
- Ultrasound can help guide therapy after CCB ingestion in terms of filling the tank with fluids or starting with pressors/inotropes/insulin
- Consider looking at EPSS to determine patients with objectively decreased EF
- Use ultrasound to evaluate tox patients to add to our knowledge. Scan, record, share, help out your colleagues
Stay tuned as we share some animal data on CCB and ultrasound.