Aspirin Poisoning (cont.)
Aspirin Poisoning Next Steps
Patients with major signs and symptoms (for example, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and metabolic) may be admitted to an intensive care unit under the care of a medical toxicologist, if available. Psychiatric service personnel may be consulted for patients with intentional overdose.
Patients with minor signs and symptoms (for example, tinnitus and nausea) may be admitted to an extended care observational unit or medical floor.
The following patients will be admitted to the hospital, regardless of salicylate levels:
Infants and elderly persons
Individuals with long-term salicylism
Those with ingestions of sustained-release products
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/2/2014
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