Staggered Paracetamol Overdose

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STEM: A 16yr old female presented to the emergency department at 0100 after taking an overdose of paracetamol.  She is normally fit and well with no past medical history.  She is alert and looks well, with normal vital signs.  She has taken standard immediate-release paracetamol – 40x500mg at 1930 and 20x500mg at 2200. [expand title = “RESUSCITATION”] A / B / C […]