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Acetaminophen: When It Becomes Dangerous

Acetaminophen: When It Becomes Dangerous

Acetaminophen: When It Becomes Dangerous

Mark Nichols, PhD And JoAnn O'Toole, RN, BSN
Mark Nichols, PhD And JoAnn O'Toole, RN, BSN
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Launch date: 23 Mar 2017

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Last updated: 04 Apr 2017

Reference: 175259

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Description

Acetaminophen use and overuse with focus on signs and symptoms of liver injury, including FDA-recommended potencies for various age cohorts and at-risk populations.

Objectives

Objectives
Explain the widespread use of acetaminophen both as an over-the-counter drug and by prescription in combination with other drugs.

Discuss self-dosing of acetaminophen as an OTC drug and the hazard of unintentional overdose.

Describe the relationship of acetaminophen to acute liver failure.

State the currently recommended maximum 24-hour dose of acetaminophen and explain drug-drug and alcohol interactions.

Distinguish potencies of acetaminophen preparations for infants, children, and adults.

Discuss the FDA rulings on acetaminophen and their recommendations for the future.
Mark Nichols, PhD And JoAnn O'Toole, RN, BSN

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Mark Nichols, PhD And JoAnn O'Toole, RN, BSN
on behalf of ATrain Education

Mark Nichols earned a BA in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. He then spent several years doing postdoctoral work in Heidelberg, Germany, before joining the faculty in Pharmacology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. Mark is a biomedical researcher, medical school faculty member, consultant, and expert witness in molecular pharmacology, oncology, and endocrinology. His research has focused on estrogens, estrogen receptors, and steroids and their roles in hormone-responsive breast and uterine cancers, as well as prostate, lung, and other cancers

JoAnn O’Toole, RN, BSN,is a registered nurse, writer, and researcher. While in college at San Jose State University and later at the University of Mexico in Mexico City, she carried a double major in Spanish and journalism and a minor in Latin. She currently works in the Emergency Department at Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City, California, a certified stroke center and a sepsis center.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.50 Hours

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