Posted: November 7th, 2017

A child ingested 15 maximum-strength acetaminophen tablets.

A child who ingested 15 maximum-strength acetaminophen tablets 45 minutes ago is seen in the emergency department. Which of these orders should the nurse do first?

A. Gastric lavage PRN
B. Acetylcysteine (Mucomyst) for age per pharmacy
C. Start an IV Dextrose 5% with 0.33% normal saline to keep vein open
D. Activated charcoal per pharmacy

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