Paracetamol poisoning: physiological aspects and management strategies
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Paracetamol poisoning: physiological aspects and management strategies

Alistair Farley Lecturer in nursing, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Charles Hendry Senior lecturer in nursing, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Pamela Napier Specialist charge nurse, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

This article identifies the physiological aspects of paracetamol poisoning, as well as appropriate treatments. Trends in paracetamol use and initiatives to reduce rates of self-harm are discussed, as well as clinical practice and ways to determine severity of poisoning.

Nursing Standard. 19, 38,58-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.06.19.38.58.c3882

Correspondence

a.h.farley@dundee.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review