Life in the Fast Lane CCB OD Stuff

Chris Nickson, one of my favorite EM bloggers, wrote with some great additional resources on calcium channel blocker overdose.

I love that story about the successful use of ONE THOUSAND units of insulin in severe CCB toxicty – without any adverse effects. Indeed, the early use of high-dose insulin euglycemic therapy (HIET) for CCB overdoses is a subject close to my heart (

Also, I’ve got a “case-based Q and A” that EmCrit listeners may find useful for learning/ testing their knowledge on CCB overdose and HIET here: (…where an infamous Australian pharmacist-blogger almost meets his demise).

Hope EmCrit listeners find the LitFL links useful.




Also, asked Leon for a review article and he recommended this one:

Calcium and Beta-Blocker OD Review

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