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BET 3. DO ROUTINE PARACETAMOL LEVELS NEED TO BE TAKEN IN ALL PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH OVERDOSE?

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Report by: Tom Leckie, Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Institution: Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham, UK

Checked by: Kerstin Hogg, Clinical Lecturer Emergency Medicine

Institution: Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, UK

THREE-PART QUESTION

In [alert cooperative adults who present following overdose] do [paracetamol levels] detect [unsuspected paracetamol overdoses requiring treatment]?

CLINICAL SCENARIO

A 22-year-old woman …

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