Chair’s Corner March 2015

Shawn Varney, MD, FACEP

ShawnVarneyThe ACEP Toxicology Section has been working on assisting emergency physicians and residents working clinically. We are excited to report that the ACEP Toxicology Section Antidote App is now available free of charge at the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android users. It is a simple app that assists providers taking care of patients experiencing effects from toxic exposures. An ACEP Section Grant funded the project. Although it is not intended to be an all-inclusive guide to poisoning management, it does provide information on 49 antidotes for quick use for emergency providers. It was created and reviewed by medical toxicologists.AntidoteApp

Antidotes are listed alphabetically under “view all” and can also be searched for by name. In addition, users may enter the name of the drug ingested or toxic exposure, and the antidote appears. Information provided for each antidote includes indications, dosing, and comments. You may add a note to each antidote as well. The antidote app is designed for easy, rapid, ready reference. We thank the Section members for their contributions. The editor, Jennifer Hannum, MD, FACEP, and assistant editor, Jason Hack, MD, FACEP, along with the ACEP Toxicology Section welcome any suggestions for improvement. Download it for your device and check it out today!

Watch for more helpful accomplishments coming from the ACEP Tox Section. There will be more opportunities to contribute to academic, professional, and clinical growth.


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