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Optimal body position in oral poisoning cases

Report by: Emmy De Buck, Staff member Expertise Center

Search checked by: Stijn Van de Velde, Staff member Expertise Center

Institution: Belgian Red Cross, Flanders, Belgium

Three-part question

In [orally poisoned patients] does [a specific body position] result in [a better outcome for the patient]?

Clinical scenario

A 30-year-old woman had swallowed an overdose of pills. Her husband asks you what he could have done to help his wife while waiting for the emergency medical services to arrive. …

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