Comparing clinical management of overdoses
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Comparing clinical management of overdoses

Pat Valladares Emergency Nurse Practitioner, A&E Department, Northampton General Hospital

Pat Valladares discusses the management of acute poisoning in A&E, and compares the use of activated charcoal, Gastric Lavage, and ipecac

Self-poisoning, second only to ischaemic heart disease, is the most common cause of acute medical admissions in the UK. Although potentially lethal drugs are regularly consumed, the overall hospital mortality is less than 1 per cent.

Emergency Nurse. 4, 1, 6-8. doi: 10.7748/en.4.1.6.s3

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