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Assessment and management of paracetamol poisoning in adults

Assessment and management of paracetamol poisoning in adults

Assessment and management of paracetamol poisoning in adults

Janice Pettie and Margaret Dow
Janice Pettie and Margaret Dow
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

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Launch date: 29 Jan 2018

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Last updated: 27 Aug 2018

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Description

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 liver failure, which can be fatal. This learning module focuses on the assessment and management of paracetamol poisoning in adults. It includes current UK guidelines on paracetamol poisoning, which changed in September 2012 following a review by the Commission on Human Medicines. It also discusses strategies to reduce incidence and severity of paracetamol poisoning, and outlines the metabolism of paracetamol at therapeutic doses and in overdose.

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After reading this module you should be able to:
Understand the use and metabolism of paracetamol and the management of paracetamol poisoning.
Janice Pettie and Margaret Dow

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Janice Pettie and Margaret Dow
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

Janice Pettie, Toxicology specialist nurse, National Poisons Information Service, Edinburgh.
Margaret Dow, Toxicology specialist nurse, National Poisons Information Service, Edinburgh.

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

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 1.00 Hours

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