What is Acetaminophen Toxicity?
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

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Author:Anita Rothera RN, BS
Course No:AT033016
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study

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Learning Objectives
  • 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.


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