Successful management of patients presenting after intentional, accidental, acute or chronic overdose depends on prompt identification of drugs ingested, an organized approach of care that centers around stabilization, patient assessment, gastric evacuation, GI/systemic elimination, patient education and psychiatric evaluation.
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SA Weinman; Emergency management of drug overdose. Crit Care Nurse 30 December 1993; 13 (6): 45–51. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn19184.108.40.206
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