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sympathomimetics (epinephrine, albuterol, cocaine, methamphetamine)
signs/symptoms: hypertension, tachycardia, dilated pupils, agitation, hyperthermia
anticholinergics (atropine, Jimson weed)
signs/symptoms: tachycardia, hyperthermia, hypertension, dilated pupils, dry skin, sedation, agitation, decreased bowel sounds
cholinergics (pilocarpine, nerve gas)
signs/symptoms: excess defecation or urination, muscle fasciculation, pinpoint pupils, excess salivation, airway compromise, nausea, vomiting
flood skin with water to dilute
how to treat a poison that has been been in direct contact with patients skin
delirium tremens (DTs)
withdrawal that may have hallucination, restlessness, fever, seating, disorientation, agitation, and seizures
signs/symptoms: drug that causes respiratory depression, including a decreased volume of inspired air and decreased respirations; nausea, vomiting, pinpoint pupils
these drugs are CNS depressants and they alter the level of consciousness and present respiratory depression
favorite for kids; effective and lethal dose are close; patient's own adrenaline can put them in to cardiac arrest
drugs that mimic the effects of the sympathetic nervous system; hypertension, tachycardia, and dilated pupils
this drug alters a persons sensory perceptions; presents with severe behavioral changes
these drugs affect the parasympathetic nerves; agitated, tachycardic, dilated pupils
these agents overstimulate normal body function controlled by the parasympathetic system resulting in salivation, mucous secretion, urination, crying and abnormal heart rate
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