Psychiatric Emergency Care
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The Baker Act does not begin until _________
The patient is medically cleared or stable
What do you do to manage the overdose?
Treat the physical condition
Address intention to self-harm
In the initial assessment, it is crucial to
Keep the patient NPO
Avoid estimating their weight
Gastric emptying is more effective within _______ by use of ________
The first hour
What is the maximum dose of acetaminophen?
How do you treat a tylenol overdose?
First use activated charcoals within 2 hours
After 2 hours, use N-Acetylcysteine (Mucomyst)
If no improvement = liver transplant
How do you treat a ecstasy overdose?
Treat seizures with benzos
Treat hyperthermia with cooling blanket or ice lavage
Monitor for arrhythmias, ARF and rhabdomyolysis
How do you treat a GHB overdose?
Maintain fluid balance
How do you treat a Opioid overdose?
How do you treat a Ethylene Glycol and Methanol (antifreeze) overdose?
- Ethanol IV
- Fomepizole (Antizol)
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