Guidelines for the management of paracetamol poisoning in Australia and New Zealand — explanation and elaboration

Frank F S Daly, John S Fountain, Lindsay Murray, Andis Graudins and Nicholas A Buckley
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (5): 296-302.
  • Frank F S Daly1,2,3
  • John S Fountain4
  • Lindsay Murray5
  • Andis Graudins6,3
  • Nicholas A Buckley3,7

  • 1 Emergency Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA.
  • 2 University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
  • 3 NSW Poisons Information Centre, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW.
  • 4 National Poisons Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • 5 Emergency Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, WA.
  • 6 Emergency Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 7 Professorial Medical Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.


We would like to thank Hazel Palmer of Scius Solutions for assistance in the preparation of this manuscript; her contribution was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Australia (GSK). GSK provided funding to enable the development of the new guidelines poster only; they had no role in the preparation, review or approval of this manuscript.

Competing interests:

Frank Daly, John Fountain and Lindsay Murray each received a small honorarium from GSK for attending a half-day round-table meeting to discuss the content and scope of the poster (“Guidelines for the management of paracetamol overdose”) upon which this article is based.

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