Paracetamol Overdose by IEDapps on iOS
Paracetamol Overdose is for assessing and managing paracetamol overdoses. It tells you how to assess risk, when to treat and gives you specific guidance based on your patient
Design and User Interface
It looks good and is very intuitive to use. The buttons and text are all clear and easy to press, no matter what size your fingers are. The graphics appear professional and well thought-out
It has everything you could want when managing a paracetamol overdose:
- Options to go by blood results; quantity of drug ingested; or even total dose with a staggered overdose
- A guideline of how to assess whether a patient is ‘high risk’
- A plan for which investigations you need e.g. drugs levels, INR, LFTs
- Treatment plan which includes NAC doses and infusion rates
- An alert to tell you if the patient’s quantity of drug ingestion puts them close to a treatment line (within 10%)
- It’s free and with no ads
Room for Improvement
- The weight range starts at 30kg (11 year old child) so unfortunately doesn’t accommodate for younger kids/underweight teens.
- NAC treatment uses slightly different guidelines from current Australia/NZ protocol. The dose is the same but it recommends making it up in a higher volume of 5% dextrose.
- There is no way to view the actual nomogram, but this may be restricted for copyright reasons.
- Paracetamol overdose is a free, good-looking app that is easy to use. It gives clear guidance on assessment, investigations and treatment. It’s a must-have for anyone working in ED.