Summary Writer: George McClintock
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Andrew Dawson
James talks to Associate Professor Andrew Dawson on the management of a patient presenting with a drug overdose.
Associate Professor Andrew Dawson is a physician who has specialised in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology for the past 28 years. His experience ranges from working in primary rural hospitals and public health in Asia to large teaching hospitals in Australia. Andrew is currently a clinical toxicologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Clinical Director of the NSW Poisons Information Centre. He is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine for Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney and Conjoint Professor for the Schools of Medicine at the University of Western Sydney and University of NSW. Additionally, Andrew is a Visiting Professor of Medicine at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
With Prof Andrew Dawson, Toxicologist and Clinical Professor of Addiction Medicine at Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia
In this podcast we discuss the general principles of managing the patient presenting with a drug overdose.
* For some drugs, whole bowel irrigation may be necessary to flush these drugs out of the patient’s system
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