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Title: Pre-hospital identification and post-recovery challenges of intoxication with synthetic cannabinoid containing legal high products such as 'Exodus Damnation'
Authors: Fitzpatrick, David
O'Meara, Patrick
Cunningham, Andrew
Contact Email: david.fitzpatrick@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Legal high
new psychoactive substances
Exodus Damnation
synthetic cannabinoid
5F-AKB48 and 5F-PB22
Issue Date: Nov-2016
Citation: Fitzpatrick D, O'Meara P & Cunningham A (2016) Pre-hospital identification and post-recovery challenges of intoxication with synthetic cannabinoid containing legal high products such as 'Exodus Damnation', Scottish Medical Journal, 61 (4), pp. 192-194.
Abstract: This short report describes the case of a young adult male who had smoked a synthetic cannabinoid legal high product called ‘Exodus Damnation’. The patient’s presentation was atypical from that described in the literature, with hypotension and hypoxaemia. Of note was the rapid recovery after pre-hospital intervention with high-flow oxygen therapy and intravenous fluids. The patient refused on-going care, despite repeated advice to attend the Emergency Department. The distinct lack of specialist support and referral to drug treatment for this patient population, with whom ambulance services are coming into contact with increasing frequency, is reported. For those patients with the capacity to refuse on-going care, ambulance services may be in an opportune position to actively promote referral to support services for these vulnerable individuals.
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0036933016659177
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Scottish Medical Journal (2016), 61.4, pp. 192-194 by SAGE. The original publication is available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0036933016659177

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