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Topic: Gastrointestinal Decontamination

A collaborative effort between the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists.

In 1993, the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (ACCT) and the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) agreed to collaborate on Position Statements regarding Gastrointestinal Decontamination. These Statements were systematically developed clinical guidelines intended for the in-hospital treatment of the poisoned patient. The societies also developed a review mechanism to ensure that these Statements remained clinically relevant and up-to-date.

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Gastrointestinal Decontamination Position Statements
Ipecac Syrup

Single-Dose Activated Charcoal

Multi-Dose Activated Charcoal

Cathartics

Whole Bowel Irrigation

Gastric Lavage

Urine Alkalization