Self-Administration of Vecuronium by a Medical Student: An Autopsy Case Report

Authors

  • Mukul Sharma
  • Biplab Rath
  • Naveen A
  • Manas Ranjan Sahu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16982

Keywords:

Vecuronium, Self-Administration, Medical Student, COVID-19

Abstract

During COVID-19 pandemic the frontline healthcare workers have been at risk the most. Long working
hours, emotional stress from not seeing families for days together takes a toll on the psychological wellbeing
of a person. This leads to increase incidence of self-harm amongst the individuals. Vecuronium
bromide is a muscle relaxant, easy availability of such drugs amongst the medical professionals is a matter
of great concern. Monitoring and cautious dispensing of them should be done. Here we report a case of
self-administration of vecuronium by a medical student .The purpose of documenting this case is to create
awareness among healthcare workers to keep a watch on mental health of fellow colleagues. Psychological
support groups in medical college hospitals are the need of hour.

Author Biographies

Mukul Sharma

Senior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS Bhubaneswar

Biplab Rath

Junior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS Bhubaneswar

Naveen A

Senior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS
Bhubaneswar

Manas Ranjan Sahu

Associate Professor Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS Bhubaneswar

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Mukul Sharma, Biplab Rath, Naveen A, & Manas Ranjan Sahu. (2021). Self-Administration of Vecuronium by a Medical Student: An Autopsy Case Report. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 1911-1913. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16982

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