ACEP Toxicology Section Antidote App (free)

March 27, 2015, 12:28 pm

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This simple but very useful app, from the Toxicology Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians, provides basic information about uses and dosing of basic antidotes used in toxicology. Version 1.1 covers approximately 50 different antidotes from A (acetylcysteine) to T (thiamine).

Of course, clinical judgment is still required when considering these treatments, and most situations requiring use of the antidotes listed would justify consultation with a poison center. For example, one of the potential indications listed for hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy in carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is myocardial ischemia. Unfortunately, there is no discussion of the risks of transport to an HBO center, and whether such a patient is better off bouncing along in the back of an ambulance or closely monitored in an ICU on 100% oxygen.

Nevertheless, the free ACEP Antidote App is now on my iPhone and is a go-to tox resource, along with the iOS version of Poisoning and Drug Overdose (Olson K, ed  – purchase required).

Highly recommended.
To download the app for iOS, click here and then click “View in iTunes”

To download the app for Android platforms, click here.

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