Use of flumazenil to treat poisoning in prehospital care

A discussion exploring antidotes available for drug toxicity is presented, focusing specifically on flumazenil, within the prehospital setting. This critical review was carried out to establish whether this antidote would be useful in prehospital care and details the potential for practice development for the role of the ambulance-based paramedic. Analysis suggests that further research is required in order to determine the requisite of this antidote.

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