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Toxicology

We provide up to date guidance on the paracetamol overdose below.

Help for any poisoning is also available 24 hours a day via posions information on 13 11 26.

For additional poisons information we recommend the following excellent resources:

eTG Toxicology guidelines available via CiAP to NSW health here

Austin Health clinical toxicology guidelines freely available here

Austin Health guidelines are available as an App if inaccessible through hospital firewalls

We also include useful information on rural bites:

Relevant Procedure Guides

  • Cooling (hyperthermia)
  • Charcoal (single dose)
  • Pressure immobilisation
  • Whole bowel irrigation

Relevant Patient Factsheets

  • Tick bite management

Original: Dr John Mackenzie

Update: Dr James Miers

Reviewer: Dr Michael Golding

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