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Consider Endotracheal Intubation in advance
Indicated for neurologic ImpairmentUse a large bore tube (28 French Ewald tube)
Larger tubes however cause considerable nasal traumaPosition patient
Head downLeft lateral decubitusTechnique
Aspirate first prior to fluid lavageInstill lavage fluid into Stomach
Adult 100-300 cc warm water or normal saline per washChild 10-15 cc/kg warm normal saline per washAspirate fluid back and dispose of fluidRepeat lavage
Repeat until aspirate clears of pill fragments and similar debris of concernSingle dose is sufficient in many casesIf repeated, alternate aqueous and Sorbitol charcoal preparations every 2 hours
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