Episode 39 Tox Ultrasound

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)

TakeHome Points

  • 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.