Year: 1965 Source: Nursing Times, v.61, (13 August 1965), p.1112-1113 SIEC No: 19850808

The use of peritoneal dialysis to remove barbiturates from the body following a drug overdose is discussed. The nursing care of a 58-year-old female attempter is presented, detailing procedures used from her admission to the point where she regained consciousness & was referred to the psychiatric team. (NBB)