Episode 29: Blocker? Near Killed Her! (Featuring Dan Rusyniak)

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Though similar presentations, beta blocker (BB) and calcium channel blocker (CCB) overdoses can affect your patients in very different ways. In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Dan Rusyniak (Toxicologist) of the Dantastic Mr. Tox & Howard Show and The Tox & The Hound (EMCrit). Tune in as we discuss BB toxicity, CCB toxicity, and a differential you can perform to treat your patients effectively. 


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Theabofpharmacsite. (2017, July 28). Toxicology Tuesday: What’s new on the block. Retrieved from https://theabofpharmacsite.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/toxicology-tuesday-whats-new-on-the-block/

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  1. I really liked this episode with Rusyniak. Tox has always been a weakness for me clinically. I appreciate the guest speakers and love the FOAMed for prehospital care you guys produce (since we ARE a specialty). Keep up the great work!

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