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 Formulary Chapter 18: Emergency Treatment of Poisoning - Full Chapter
Notes:
Specialist information and advice on the treatment of poisoning is available on the Toxbase website (link below but log-in required) or from the UK National Poisons Information Service day and night on the following number:  0344 892 0111.

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18  Expand sub section  Poisoning
18  Expand sub section  Body Temperature
18  Expand sub section  Nerve agents
18  Expand sub section  Pesticides
18  Expand sub section  Snake bites and animal stings to top
18  Expand sub section  Convulsion
18  Expand sub section  Removal and Elimination
18  Expand sub section  Removal from the Gastro-intestinal tract
18  Expand sub section  Prevention of absorption
Activated charcoal (50g/240mL)
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Reduction of absorption of toxic substances by the GI tract that are adsorbed by charcoal.

L&D - Kept in ED antidote cupboard.

BHT - Kept in Accident & Emergency, AAU and Whitbread ward

 
   
18  Expand sub section  Active elimination techniques to top
18  Expand sub section  Specific Drugs
18  Expand sub section  Alcohol
18  Expand sub section  Analgesics (non-opioid)
18  Expand sub section  Analgesics (opioid)
18  Expand sub section  Antidepressants to top
18  Expand sub section  Antimalarials
18  Expand sub section  Beta Blockers
18  Expand sub section  Calcium-channel blockers
18  Expand sub section  Hypnotics and anxiolytics
18  Expand sub section  Iron Salts to top
18  Expand sub section  Lithium
18  Expand sub section  Phenothiazines and related drugs
18  Expand sub section  Stimulants
18  Expand sub section  Theophylline
18  Expand sub section  Other poisons to top
18  Expand sub section  Cyanides
18  Expand sub section  Ethylene glycol and methanol
18  Expand sub section  Heavy Metals
18  Expand sub section  Noxious gases
18  Expand sub section  CS Spray to top
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Red

RED - Hospital only to be prescribed by a specialist and supplied from secondary care ONLY throughout treatment  

Amber

Amber medicines are considered suitable for GP prescribing following specialist initiation.  

Green

These medicines are appropriate for initiation in both primary and secondary care. Prescribing is appropriate within licensed or local recommendations   

Amber SCG

Shared Care - these medicines require specialist initiation and stabilisation. Ongoing division of responsibility for drug and disease monitoring between specialist and GP by a Shared Care Guideline (SCG). If no SCG in place status reverts to red.   

Black

A decision has been made by either or both the local or national NHS not to routinely commission this preparation for its licensed indications. Do not prescribe.   

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