The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about the pathophysiology of acetaminophen poisoning, list the associated signs, symptoms and laboratory abnormalities, and describe the proper treatment.
Course Publication Date: April 19, 2016
This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE
if you have an active one year unlimited membership
|Author:||Anita Rothera RNC, BS, CDE
|Delivery Method:||Online Self Study
- Describe the initial treatment of a patient with acetaminophen poisoning.
- Explain the normal metabolism of acetaminophen.
- Identify the signs and symptoms associated with the four phases of acetaminophen poisoning.
- Name the four factors that are used to assess a case of acetaminophen poisoning.
- Identify the therapeutic mechanism of n-acetylcysteine.
- Explain the pathophysiology of acetaminophen toxicity.
- Explain how the acetaminophen nomogram works.