What is included in prehospital care for warfarin and superwarfarin toxicity?

Updated: Jan 19, 2018
  • Author: Kent R Olson, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: David Vearrier, MD, MPH  more...
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With regard to prehospital emergency care, initiate usual supportive measures, including intravenous (IV) access if any suggestion of remote or active bleeding is evident. After an acute intentional ingestion, activated charcoal should be considered for clinically significant ingestions if it can be administered within an hour or two of the ingestion. Infuse crystalloid solution if signs of significant blood loss are present.


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