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Summary of Acute Poisoning

The acutely poisoned patient remains a typical problem facing doctors working in acute medicine within the uk and worldwide. This review examines the initial management of the acutely poisoned patient. Aspects of general management are reviewed including immediate interventions, investigations, gastrointestinal decontamination techniques, use of antidotes, methods to extend poison elimination, and psychological assessment. More common and heavy poisonings caused by paracetamol, salicylates, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, benzodiazepines, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and cocaine are discussed very well. Specific aspects of common paediatric poisonings are reviewed.