Treating acute salicylate toxicity

More than 10 000 tons of aspirin are consumed every year in the USA. Learn more about how to treat acute salicylate toxicity with our mini-lecture.

Kristin E. Fontes, MD FAAEM FACEP
Kristin E. Fontes, MD FAAEM FACEP
25th Jul 2022 • 1m read

Salicylates are neurotoxic and can lead to hearing loss, disorientation, or seizures. In this lesson, you will learn different methods of preventing severe complications in case of a salicylate overdose.

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