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
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