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Toxin Induced Vital Sign Changes

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Toxin Induced Vital Sign Changes

  1. Carbon Monoxide
  2. Opiates
  3. Oral Hypoglycemics or Insulin
  4. Liquor (Alcohol)
  5. Sedative Hypnotics
  • Causes
  • Hyperthermia (Mnemonic=NASA)
  1. Clonidine, Calcium Channel Blockers
  2. Reserpine (Antihypertensive agents)
  3. Antidepressants, Aminophylline
  4. Sedative Hypnotics (e.g. Benzodiazepines)
  5. Heroin (and Opiates)
  • Causes
  • Hypoventilation (Mnemonic=SLOW)
  1. Sedative hypnotics
  2. Liquor (Alcohol)
  3. Opiates
  4. Weed (Marijuana)
  1. Phencyclidine (PCP) or Pneumonitis (Chemical)
  2. Aspirin (Salicylates)
  3. Non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema
  4. Toxic Metabolic Acidosis