Guidelines for the management of paracetamol poisoning in Australia and New Zealand--explanation and elaboration. A consensus statement from clinical toxicologists consulting to the Australasian poisons information centres.

@article{Daly2008GuidelinesFT,
  title={Guidelines for the management of paracetamol poisoning in Australia and New Zealand--explanation and elaboration. A consensus statement from clinical toxicologists consulting to the Australasian poisons information centres.},
  author={Frank F S Daly and John S. Fountain and Lindsay Murray and Andis Graudins and Nicholas Alan Buckley},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2008},
  volume={188 5},
  pages={296-301}
}
Paracetamol is involved in a large proportion of accidental paediatric exposures and deliberate self-poisoning cases, although subsequent hepatic failure and death are both uncommon outcomes. The optimal management of most patients with paracetamol overdose is usually straightforward. However, several differing nomograms and varying recommendations regarding potential risk factors for hepatic injury introduce complexity. In order to reconcile management advice with current Australasian clinical… CONTINUE READING