Date: Tuesday February 28, 2012
Presented by: Dr. Andrew Estey, PGY-5, Paediatric Emergency Fellow, and Dr. Michael Peddle, FRCPC, Dip. Sport Med, Assistant Medical Directive, Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital Program
We can find them in almost any home - a variety of both prescription and over the counter medications. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (2000), toxic drug exposure in toddlers is high with over 1 million cases reported in children under the age of 6 years, and 40% of all exposures occurring in patients under the age of 2 years. There are a number of medications capable of killing a 10 kg toddler with just 1-2 standard doses!
By participating in this webinar, the paramedic should be able to:
- Discuss the theory behind "One Pill can Kill"
- Identify the eleven classes of medications which can kill a toddler with one or two standard doses
- Describe the typical presentations, initial stabilization, and treatment of these ingestion