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: May 19, 2020

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:AT041920
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Learning Objectives
  • 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.

  • 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.


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