Pediatric Toxicology

  • Judith K. LucasEmail author


One pill can kill in a pediatric ingestion. You must know the antidote and be able to identify a corresponding toxidrome to stabilize and manage a potentially lethal condition. This chapter leads you through the most common ingestions and antidotes in an easy-to-read table format. The commonly used acronyms are a “Quick Hit” that most providers struggle to remember. The button battery ingestion algorithm is extremely high yield and an excellent reference for management versus emergent transfer.


Poison control center Exposure Poisoning Antidote Foreign body Household cleaner Antihistamines Alcohols Toxidromes Methemoglobinemia Camphor Acidosis Methylene blue Neurotoxicity Benzodiazepines Calcium channel blockers Bradycardia Clonidine Naloxone Sodium bicarbonate Salicylate toxicity Sulfonylurea Hypoglycemia Octreotide Acetaminophen N-Acetylcysteine Beta-blockers Glucagon Iron toxicity Deferoxamine Methanol Ethylene glycol Organophosphates Atropine Isoniazid Pyridoxine (B6) Activated charcoal Button battery ingestion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Pediatric Emergency MedicineUniversity of Florida Health-Shands HospitalGainesvilleUSA

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