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Poisoning Information for the Public & Health Care Professionals

Access the Provincial Antidote Kit

The Nova Scotia Provincial Antidote Kit Program was implemented to provide immediate access to lifesaving antidotes in emergency departments (EDs) across the province.

The intent of this manual is to provide concise, user-friendly guidelines for administration of selected antidotes, which are contained in the antidote kit. The antidotes included in the antidote kit were chosen based on well established criteria: they must be time-sensitive and efficacious, with the medical benefits outweighing the risks. The manual contains both pediatric and adult dosage instructions.

DISCLAIMER: The materials on this site are not medical advice. Online resources are not a substitute for personal or professional judgment and the care of a trained health professional. The antidote monographs are a reference for physicians, pharmacists, paramedics and nurses working in emergency health services when consulting with the Atlantic Canada Poison Centre (ACPC). Information contained within the antidote monographs is believed to be accurate when posted and may be changed from time to time. It is therefore not reliable to print the materials. The monographs are made available “AS IS” and without guarantee or warranty of currency, completeness or suitability. Reliance on any information within the monographs is solely the user’s risk. The ACPC is not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information or services provided by any third party relying or referring to these monographs.