Hospital management of poisoning in victims suffering from smoke inhalation
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Hospital management of poisoning in victims suffering from smoke inhalation

Alexander Campbell Information Officer, NPIS (London)

In the start of a new series from the National Poisons Information Service, London, Alexander Campbell describes the management of smoke inhalation poisoning

THE ARRIVAL OF VICTIMS OF smoke inhalation in emergency departments presents those caring for them with a multiplicity of both poisoning and general medical problems. Initially, these may seem rather daunting, particularly as the patients may be seriously injured on arrival and may deteriorate rapidly. This article will highlight some of the major toxicological problems that can arise and give some advice on how these patients can best be managed.

Emergency Nurse. 8, 4, 12-16. doi: 10.7748/en2000.07.8.4.12.c1326

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