What is for the role of supportive care in the treatment of acetaminophen toxicity/poisoning?

Updated: Jan 17, 2020
  • Author: Susan E Farrell, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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In addition to antidote therapy, supportive care is essential in acetaminophen toxicity. Immediate assessment of the patient's airway, breathing, and hemodynamic status (ie, ABCs) is critical, while considering and initiating treatment for suspected acetaminophen overdose. As with any ingestion, assessing for other potential life-threatening co-ingestants is very important.


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