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whole_bowel_irrigation

whole bowel irrigation

see also:

introduction

  • a rarely used technique to decontaminate GIT of poisons in certain overdoses - particularly cerrtain dangerous sustained release tablet overdoses
  • usually use:
    • polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution
      • 500 mL to 2 L of PEG per hour via nasogastric tube until the rectal effluent is clear
  • contraindicated if:
    • altered mental state
whole_bowel_irrigation.txt · Last modified: 2014/01/13 18:18 (external edit)