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od procedures--what happens when someone is hospitalized for an od?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends: There are different protocols depending on the type of overdose. Some types of overdose may require activated charcoal. A nasogastric tube may be necessary. Sometimie emesis is induced. Inraveonous fluids are usually provided.

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Last updated Mar 15, 2013

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