Management of Paracetamol Poisoning

posted 21 Apr 2011, 14:20 by Damian Wood   [ updated 13 Oct 2012, 11:07 ]
In a comprehensive review of the management of paracetamol poisoning published in this week's BMJ Ferner et al highlight some of the pitfalls in caring for young people who have taken an overdose, including the need for accurate history of dose ingested and timing, the effects of other medciations on delaying absorption, interpretation of timed paracetamol levels and he use of the nonogram as well as markers of liver damage and acetylcysteine treatment. A must read for any clinician involved in the care of adolescents with paracetamol poisoning.