When is inpatient care indicated for organophosphate (OP) toxicity?

Updated: Dec 31, 2020
  • Author: Kenneth D Katz, MD, FAAEM, ABMT; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Because of risks of respiratory compromise or recurrent symptoms, hospitalizing all symptomatic patients for at least 48 hours in a high acuity setting is recommended. Patients who are asymptomatic 12 hours after organophosphate exposure can be discharged since symptom onset should usually occur within this time frame.


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