Over-the-Counter Killers: Aspirin, Tylenol and Benadryl Ingestions

Author(s): Jacobson Daniel W.

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Medication Management, Patient Safety

Population: Pediatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This session reviews the general approach to identifying and treating salicylate, acetaminophen and diphenhydramine overdoses in the pediatric population at an intermediate level. Physical assessment and lab findings unique to these ingestions are summarized and high priority interventions with significant potential to optimize patient outcomes are discussed. Case studies are utilized to underscore the most important aspects of patient care.


  • List general assessment and gastric decontamination considerations in cases of suspected pediatric toxic ingestions.
  • Identify differing patterns of clinical presentation associated with salicylate, acetaminophen, and diphenhydramine ingestions.
  • Explain care priorities in cases of acetaminophen and salicylate ingestions with regard to serum alkalinization and antidote therapy.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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