Opioid Overdose with ARDS

This case was written by Dr. Martin Kuuskne from McGill University. Dr. Kuuskne is a PGY4 Emergency Medicine resident and one of the editors-in-chief at EMSimCases. Why it Matters Opioid toxicity is a clinical diagnosis that should be rapidly recognized and managed. This case highlights four important aspects of a patient presenting after an opioid overdose: Maintaining … Continue reading Opioid Overdose with ARDS

Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose

This case was written by Dr. Martin Kuuskne from McGill University. Dr. Kuuskne is a PGY4 Emergency Medicine resident and one of the editors-in-chief at EMSimCases. Why it Matters Although largely replaced by newer and safer agents for the treatment of depression, tricyclic antidepressants are still routinely prescribed, especially for chronic pain. This case highlights three … Continue reading Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose