Vol. 1 No. 7 (2021)
Health Technology Reviews

Point-of-Care Testing and N-Acetylcysteine for Acute Acetaminophen Overdose

Published July 27, 2021

Key Messages

  • Evidence on the clinical utility and cost-effectiveness of point-of-care devices could not be identified.
  • Two evidence-based guidelines recommend a 2-bag regimen of N-acetylcysteine, consisting of both a loading dose and maintenance dose, administered by IV for patients with acute acetaminophen overdose.