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Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by totalbodypain, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. totalbodypain

    totalbodypain banana bag in hand
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    45 yo male found unresponsive. Family found him in thier back yard with strong smell of ETOH (not his family, They'd never seen him before). Blood ETOH 830. :eek: Thats one hell of a binge.
     
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  3. EctopicFetus

    EctopicFetus Keeping it funky enough
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    WOW! that def should be up in the Hall of FAME!
     
  4. GeneralVeers

    GeneralVeers Globus Hystericus
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    We had the tox guy from UCLA lecture us last week. According to him it's impossible to kill yourself (acutely) from alcohol intoxication. Apparently you go comatose before ever reaching a deadly dose of alcohol.
     
  5. tiene dolor?

    tiene dolor? ...for me to POOP on!
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    Or you aspirate, choke on your own vomit and die.
     
  6. Jambi

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    That needs to go here for proper record keeping. :D
     
  7. unk_fxn

    unk_fxn Booze in the Blender
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  8. blotto geltaco

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    Point him this way


    OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A 32-year-old Norwegian bartender was sentenced to six months in prison Wednesday for serving a customer so much tequila that he fell into a coma and died.

    According to a district court in the southwestern city of Hokksund the bartender, whose name was withheld, pleaded guilty to serving 34-year-old Leif Henning Nilsen 19 shots of the strong Mexican liquor in 90 minutes at the Spiseriet restaurant in May 2004.

    Nilsen lost consciousness and died three days later.

    The court said it could not hold the bartender accountable for the death itself, but sentenced him to prison for illegally serving alcohol to a clearly intoxicated person.

    The ruling said the bartender intentionally contributed to the excess by drinking shots of water, tricking the victim into what he thought was a drinking contest.

    "In the court's opinion, it is hard to imagine a more serious case of excessive alcohol serving," said the ruling, which also revoked the bartender's right to have any job that involves serving alcohol for five years.

    The restaurant was in Vikersund, about 35 kilometers (20 miles) west of the capital, Oslo.

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  9. totalbodypain

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    The guy had a GCS of 3, no gag and bought him self a tube. Would he have died from an etoh of 830? I don't know. I wasn't willing to chance it though.
     
  10. BKN

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    Not true. Doesn't happen often, but every year some kid at a fraternity party goes down hard. There are probably others.
     
  11. beyond all hope

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    10) Fall down, bleed in head, die
    9) Get stupid, pick a fight, get shot/stabbed, die
    8) Fall down, vomit, aspirate, ARDS, die
    7) Wander out into the street, get hit by bus, die
    6) Drive drunk, kill lots of innocent people. I hope you die.
    5) Drink yourself into a coma, fall asleep somewhere cold, get hypothermia, die
    4) Get alcoholic hepatitis, admit to ICU, die
    3) Get alcoholic pancreatitis, vomit your brains out, die
    2) Stop drinking long enough to get DTs, get status, get intubated, admit to ICU, soak up pounds of benzos, die

    And the number one way to die from 'alcohol poisoning'...
    1) Say something stupid to 'those two guys', get f#ucked up, die
     
  12. EctopicFetus

    EctopicFetus Keeping it funky enough
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    :laugh: :smuggrin: :laugh:
     
  13. augmel

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    I had a 23 year old girl in the MICU that did tequila shots up to 532. Pretty good for a binge drinker.

    The venerable Dr. Copass at Harborview told me of a patient that WALKED into the ER with a level over 900. This was a serious career drinker who died not too long after.

    My favorite though was a big bad marine corp. guy who was passed out on a gurney with a shocking level of 130.

    It is my understanding that it is the aspiration, inability to protect airway, kinda stuff that kills people. I don't know what "alcohol poisoning" means at all. Kinda getting thirsty...
     
  14. GeneralVeers

    GeneralVeers Globus Hystericus
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    Hey, you're arguing with Jerry Hoffman at UCLA now. That's like arguing with Jesus mixed with Buddha and an Encyclopedia Brittanica.
     

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