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Paracetamol overdose

Anita Skinner Deputy Matron/Manager, Lourdes Community Nursing Home in Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

A CPD article enhanced Anita Skinner’s knowledge of how to identify and treat paracetamol poisoning

Paracetamol is safe and effective at the therapeutic dose. It is beneficial as an analgesic and is an effective antipyretic. Paracetamol is cheap and easy to buy over the counter, which makes it a common choice in intentional overdose.

Nursing Standard. 29, 25, 61-61. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.25.61.s52

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