Gastric Lavage

Varna Amarasinghe rawana at IHUG.CO.NZ
Thu Mar 20 18:29:56 EST 1997


Hi
I would like to know the comments Re: Gastric Lavage as a method of 
decontamination of stomach after ingestion of poisons by humanbeings.
I would be greatful if you could specifically address following issues.
1.Safety
2.Time frame that a lavage is indicated after ingestion of poison
3.Time frame a lavage is indicated after ingestion of slow release
  medication and medication that will cause gastric stasis.
4.Any other comments and information.
Please send your comments to rawana at ihug.co.nz
This information will be used to review practice at our institution 
when treating poisonings.

Thanks in advance for your comments.

Varna Amarasinghe
e-mail:rawana at ihug.co.nz




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