Supportive care is provided to poisoned patient to keep the patient alive until the physiological function is restored by further specific treatment. Supportive care helps people meet the physical, practical, emotional and spiritual challenges. It is done by monitoring the physiologic functions and correct significant deviations from normal. During this course of action anticipate and try to prevent complications.
This topic covers: Airway and Management, Oxygen therapy, Breathing and Management, Thoracentesis, Paracentesis, Circulation, Drug-induced arrhythmias, Sedation, Seizures, Renal dysfunction/Nephrotoxicity.