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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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