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

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Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

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