“Management of Acetaminophen Toxicity: Current Evidence-based Recommendations & Alternative Antidotal Therapies”
HealthTrust presents…“Management of Acetaminophen Toxicity: Current Evidence-based Recommendations & Alternative Antidotal Therapies”
Please Note: Continuing education credit is only available to those attending the session live. CE credit is not available when accessing the program on demand.
Acetaminophen toxicity remains of the most commonly encountered poisonings managed by healthcare providers in in the inpatient setting. With aggressive supportive care and prompt antidotal therapy, the mortality rate associated with acetaminophen toxicity can be decreased to less than 2%. This presentation will review the current literature regarding treatment of massive acetaminophen toxicity in addition to illuminating the role of fomepizole and evaluating alternative dosing regimens of N-acetylcysteine (NAC). The presentation will increase familiarity with this toxidrome and increase understanding in providing optimal treatment to improve patient outcomes.
Learning Objectives for Pharmacists | At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Recall current evidence-based recommendations for managing acetaminophen toxicity.
- Recognize the role of fomepizole in massive acetaminophen toxicity.
- Identify alternative off-label regimens for use of N-acetylcysteine in the treatment of acetaminophen poisoning.
Learning Objectives for Pharmacy Techs | At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Recall the current evidence-based recommendations for managing acetaminophen toxicity.
- Identify preparation and storage requirements for fomepizole in massive acetaminophen toxicity.
- Recognize preparation and storage requirements for Nacetylcysteine in the treatment of acetaminophen poisoning.
David Kingsley, PharmD | PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident | Rutgers University/RWJUH
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Techs, Physicians & Nurses
CE Credit: Approved for Pharmacists & Pharmacy Techs
This program is approved for CPEs by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Attendees of this program may earn 1.0 CPE Contact Hours. Belmont University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing
pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Numbers for this activity are 0863-9999-23-005-L01-P and 0863-9999-23-005-L01-T . The activity is approved for 1 hour (.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and pharmacy techs who attend the webinar and complete the online evaluation.
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