Critically poisoned patients pose significant diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Their evaluation and treatment are facilitated by the correct identification of toxidromes and appropriate use of laboratory testing. This chapter discusses a general approach to poisoned patients, including the use of antidotes and decontamination techniques. It also provides more detailed instructions on the management of acetaminophen and salicylate toxicities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2019|
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