Acute iron poisoning: what every pediatric intensive care unit nurse should know

Michael D Aldridge
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN 2007, 26 (2): 43-8; quiz 49-50
Iron is a substance commonly found in the homes of many children, leading to a high potential for accidental ingestion. Without proper recognition and treatment, iron poisoning can be fatal. This article reviews the case of a toddler who presents to the pediatric intensive care unit with iron poisoning.

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