Year: 1983 Source: Heart and Lung, v.12, no.2, (March 1983), p.110-114 SIEC No: 19831702

This article reviews general issues involved in the assessment & treatment of drug intoxications. Assessment involves history taking, physical & mental status examinations, & drug identification. Treatment techniques discussed include: gastric lavage, adsorption methods, hemodialysis, hemoperfusion, osmotic diuresis, & acid/alkaline diuresis. Psychiatric evaluation of all persons who overdose is recommended. (KSD)