Ouch, that sucks man. Sounds like the time my partner and I were paged out to a chest pain with SOB at a Chinese restaurant, we get there and the lady had put too much hot mustard on her food. We were also fuming quite a bit.Me and my partners got paged out at 3am to a possible overdose, Got on scene the gentleman had taken 3 tylenol. You can imagine my level of bs tolerence was gone by this time
Dosage?55yo pt, no other acemetohphine taken that day, no alcohol consumption, pt had a head ache, the bottle said take two as needed he took three thought he had od
I can also tell you about people on a liver transplant list because they took a couple of tylenol but didn't realize all the other cold medicine they took also contained tylenol.If the pt had taken more than the sugested dosage in a 24hr period i could understand, but he took 3, which i think is 2000mg if im not mistaken i would have understood, but come on man u called rescue cuz u took 3 tylenol
I guess telling the ED the patient took 3 Tylenol even if you didn't record the dosage is better than saying 3 white pills.the pt took 3 tylenol, thats it, no other meds, just three tylenol, if the pt had a history and on other meds i would be more concerned, but he had no history, and had a headache.
They will probably still do a tox screen especially if you did not provide the amount taken or just to confirm the patient's story. Sometimes people with suicide idealations back out of their attempts but know they screwed up enough for some damage. They don't want to be thought of as a psych patient but know they still should get medical help.And for documentation purposes the ed laughed when we arrived and sent the pt straight to triage