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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   Hi. we were in a discussion at the firehouse the other day. we were trying to figure out the doses to counteract some overdoses.
Doctor :   ok

User :   the first is EPI IV for Calcium Channel Blockers and BetaBlocker OD's and Lidocaine for Tricyclic antidepressant ODs
Doctor :   ok

User :   I was looking through the AHA's handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care flipbook and it listed that u can use Epi for the Calcium Channel and Beta-Blocker OD and the Lidocaine for tricyclic antidepressant OD but it did not list any dosages for them. so any ideas as to the dose to use for Pre-Hospital (fire-rescue) use?
Doctor :   i am not sure of pre hospital doses for the said drugs

Doctor :  
i shall mail you as soon as i find it out

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