Richard M. Cantor, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

Richard M. Cantor

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Caustic Chemical Injuries

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has a caustic chemical injury? What are the typical findings for this disease? Exposure to caustic agents occur through the dermal, ocular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal routes. Ingestion of caustic agents result in the most significant degree of morbidity and mortality. Ingestion of caustic…

Overdose – Common Medications

Overview: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has overdosed on common medications? What are the typical findings for this disease? Acetaminophen toxicity Acetaminophen is commonly used in the pediatric population for many different indications including for its antipyretic properties and its analgesic properties. The therapeutic dose of acetaminophen is 15-20…

Overdose – Drugs of Abuse

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has overdosed? What are the typical findings for this condition? Stimulants Stimulants are a class of compounds that accelerate neuronal and/or physical activity. These include a number of both prescription and recreational drugs such as cocaine, amphetamines, anticholinergics, and sympathomimetics. In general, they…

Ingestions of environmental toxins

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has ingestion of environmental toxins? What are the typical findings for this disease? Toxic Alcohol Ingestion Ethylene glycol and methanol toxicity is well described and is responsible for more than 5000 exposures annually in the United States requiring treatment. Methanol and ethylene glycol,…

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