ACEP Toxicology Section Antidote App
Technically this app was released in February, but we didn’t have a list go out that month, and wanted to mention it here at least. The Antidote app is a resource for Emergency Care providers and can also be utilized by other health providers for dosing regimes on a variety of antidotes.
This app was created by the Toxicology Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), currently the largest medical society for Emergency Medicine physicains.
The simplicity of the app is my favorite aspect of it. For example, you can type in “tylenol”, and then you get the result Acetylcysteine — and you can quickly see the dosing regimes for it. In further iterations of the app I’d like to see more clinical information about the overdoses — e.g. for Acetaminophen overdoses, seeing the Rumack-Matthew nomogram would be useful.
Disclosure: Dr. Jennifer Hannum is the Editor and the main leader behind this app, and she is one of my colleagues at Wake Forest School of Medicine in the Emergency Department. I did not receive any compensation or any other benefit for mentioning this app, and the app is free to download and was funded by a section grant by ACEP.