An approach to the management of acute poisoning in emergency settings

South African Family Practice

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Title An approach to the management of acute poisoning in emergency settings
Creator Kaswa, Ramprakash
Subject Family Medicine; Rural Medicine; Primary Health Care poison; toxic substances; absorption; antidote; elimination
Description The impact of poisoning can differ significantly depending on the specific substance consumed. Identifying toxic substances in a patient is crucial to obtaining a thorough medical history. Frontline healthcare providers in the emergency department often handle patients presenting with poisoning. Their clinical presentation can vary depending on their dose, duration of exposure, and pre-existing medical conditions. Initially, poisoning management entails administering supportive care such as absorption and enhancing the elimination of poison with charcoal and antidote administration after identifying the poisoning substances. This article aims to provide a basic overview of the concepts involved in evaluating and managing these individuals.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2024-02-27
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v66i1.5841
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 66, No 1 (2024): Part 2; 5 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
Language eng
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Coverage Africa; South Africa — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2024 Ramprakash Kaswa