The toxicology tool is accessed via the blue tool bar at the top of the screen. The Lexi-Tox tool combines information on agents of toxicity, antidotes and decontaminants, household products, provides access to Safety Data Sheets (SDS), toxicology-specific calculators and drug identification in one point-of-care application.
Searching in Lexi-Tox
From the opening screen, enter any keyword (i.e., drug, household product) into the search box and click the "Search" button. To assist with searching, a possible keyword list will appear after you enter at least four (4) characters. To select a suggested term, simply click on the desired search term, and the system will automatically perform a search and display the results. Additionally, if you misspell a search term, you will be presented with a "Did you mean" list of possible search terms. To perform a new search using the correct term, simply click on the desired search term, and you will see a results list for the correctly spelled keyword.
Once you have entered your search term, clicking the "Search" button or hitting the enter key on the keyboard will initiate a global search across both the Household Products and Lexi-Tox databases. Any database that has information on the keyword searched will be displayed on the results screen. When searching for a particular brand name product, such as Lysol or Drano, results will likely display in the Household Products database, and when searching for a topic that has an actual treatment monograph (i.e., a drug or chemical), results will likely appear in the Lexi-Tox database.
Explore by General Category
The "Explore by General Category" box allows a user to browse the Lexi-Tox database or the Household Products database using an alphabetical index, as well as provide access to an MSDS index. To browse the Lexi-Tox database, click on either the "Antidotes and Decontaminants" or “Agents of Toxicity” button to display an alphabetical listing. Choose a letter to display the topics that begin with that letter of the alphabet. A similar process can be used to browse the Household Products Name or Category databases. Clicking the MSDS link will take you to the Drug MSDS website, which will allow you to search for the desired Safety Data Sheet.
Accessing Content in Lexi-Tox
To review information about a specific household product, click on the hyperlinked term displayed under the House- hold Products database. This database will provide information on the product selected, including manufacturer, ingredients and MSDS-derived safety information. From the Household Products database, you can click on any hyperlinked ingredient from the ingredient table to be taken to the Lexi-Tox monograph for that chemical.
The Lexi-Tox database is designed to provide information on the signs/symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of acute poisonings and emergent overdose situations. To review information within this database, use the same navigation techniques available throughout Lexicomp Online, including the left panel "Table of Contents" links or the alphabetical "Jump to Section" drop-down menu at the top of the content panel.
Throughout the Lexi-Tox database there are hyperlinks that allow the user to access additional details on antidotes or link to dosing calculators when available.
Clinical Tools in Lexi-Tox
Similar to the blue tool bar in the main Lexicomp Online application, Lexi-Tox also provides access to clinical tools that are relevant to the management and treatment of acute toxicology and emergent overdose situations. These clinical tools include Drug I.D., Calculators and I.V. Compatibility.
- The Lexicomp Online Home Page
- Browse by Category
- Reviewing Search Results
- Accessing Information Within a Drug Monograph
- Accessing Clinical Tools
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