Out-of-hospital administration of activated charcoal by emergency medical services.

@article{Alasp2005OutofhospitalAO,
  title={Out-of-hospital administration of activated charcoal by emergency medical services.},
  author={Ari O Alasp{\"a}{\"a} and Markku Kuisma and Kalle Hoppu and Pertti J Neuvonen},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={
          207-12
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We assess the feasibility of activated charcoal provided by emergency medical services (EMS). METHODS This was a 12-month follow-up study on the feasibility of a newly introduced protocol to administer activated charcoal by EMS to acutely poisoned patients before arrival at the hospital. Administration of activated charcoal (50 g or 1 g/kg orally or by nasogastric tube) was considered in 2,047 patients with acute poisoning. Main outcome measures were success rate and elapsed… CONTINUE READING
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