What is included in prehospital care for iron toxicity?

Updated: Feb 04, 2019
  • Author: Clifford S Spanierman, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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In patients with acute iron overdose, intravenous access should be established immediately. Patients who are hypovolemic should receive fluid boluses of 20 mL/kg of normal saline or lactated Ringer (LR) solution. Provide oxygen to patients in shock.


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