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Assessment and management of paracetamol poisoning in adults

10 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Paracetamol is a low cost, effective analgesic that is widely available in the UK. Paracetamol is the drug most commonly taken in overdose and can lead to acute...

Paracetamol poisoning:physiological aspects and management strategies

01 June 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article identifies the physiological aspects of paracetamol poisoning, as well as appropriate treatments. Trends in paracetamol use and initiatives to reduce...

Paracetamol poisoning: physiological aspects and management strategies

01 June 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article identifies the physiological aspects of paracetamol poisoning, as well as appropriate treatments. Trends in paracetamol use and initiatives to reduce...

Management of calcium channel blocker overdose

05 March 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

The management of patients who have overdosed with calcium channel blockers (CCBs), which are commonly prescribed for hypertension, arrhythmia and angina, can be...

Demographics of people who self-harm deliberately

09 December 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The suicide rate in the borough of Westminster is the third highest in London and higher than the national average. This is a pressing concern for local healthcare...

No harm done

04 October 2005

Nursing Standard

Feature

People who take a drug overdose or otherwise harm themselves do not always receive a good reception in A&E. But in Kent an awardwinning scheme is helping people to...

High and dry

22 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Features

A centre where people can go to inject illegal drugs in Sydney has proved controversial to the public and health professionals. But the centre’s nursing staff...

Management of poisoning in adults

24 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurses play a key role in the care of patients presenting with poisoning. Assessment and management of such patients can be challenging, especially if they are...

Improving the treatment of patients with dual diagnosis in emergency departments

18 November 2020

Emergency Nurse

Dual diagnosis

Dual diagnosis involves the co-occurrence of severe mental illness and substance misuse. Recent guidance has sought to improve the initial identification of dual...

Accidental hero

02 May 2006

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

Sarifa Kabir took on an accident prevention role and now provides health education to black and minority ethnic groups in Preston. She has covered burns prevention...