Be Careful of Acetaminophen Toxicity
The purpose of this course is to help nurses learn about acetaminophen poisoning - the signs and symptoms, laboratory abnormalities, and the proper treatment.

Course Publication Date: April 16, 2018

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:AT041618
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study

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Learning Objectives
  • Explain the normal metabolism of acetaminophen.
  • Identify the therapeutic mechanism of n-acetylcysteine.
  • Explain the pathophysiology of acetaminophen toxicity.
  • Explain how the acetaminophen nomogram works.
  • Describe the four factors that must be considered to determine whether or not the patient took a toxic dose.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms associated with the phases of acetaminophen poisoning.
  • Discuss the initial treatment of a patient with acetaminophen poisoning.


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