n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Antidotes, supportive agents and other essentials in the management of acute toxic exposures and poisonings : main article

Volume 21, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Although it is not possible to be fully prepared for all poisoningrelated eventualities, it is possible to take proactive steps to deal with the commonly encountered poisonings and overdoses responsible for more than 90% of incidents. <br>In addition to the medicines, equipment and accessories necessary to support vital functions, arrangements should be made to have readily available specific antidotes and agents required to counter the effects and to prevent systemic absorption of toxins.

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