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Table 7 Summary of poison management interventions

From: Demographics of toxic exposures presenting to three public hospital emergency departments in Singapore 2001–2003

  Number
Critical interventions
 Advanced airway management (intubations) 153
Decontamination and elimination interventions
 Activated charcoal, single dose 1,021 (11%)
 Gastric lavage 337 (3.7%)
 Whole bowel irrigation 1
 Ocular decontamination 262
 Skin decontamination (decontamination shower) 40
 Ipecac 2
 Multidose activated charcoal 18
 Forced alkaline diuresis 3
 Others (forced saline diuresis) 167
Antidotes
 N-acetyl-L-cysteine 584
 Flumazenil 69
 Naloxone 39
 Intravenous dextrose (50%) 31
 Sodium bicarbonate 12
 Atropine 10
 Benztropine 10
 Pralidoxime 6
 Calcium gluconate gel paste and IV calcium 5
 Methionine 4
 Digoxin Fab 1
 Glucagon 1
 Pyridoxine 1