Jan 8, 2001: Why Have the Recommendation for Gastrointestinal Decontamination (GID) Changed?

Due to the lack of science and conflicting approaches to GID, a committee of members from the American Academy of Toxicology (AACT) and European Association of Poisons Centers and Clinical Toxicologist (EAPCCT) was appointed to review all available literature and make treatment recommendations.

These "Position Statements on GID" were published in the Journal of Toxicology/Clinical Toxicology in 1997.We would be happy to send you an issue of this journal.  However, if you are interested in a shorter version, I will summarize these statements in "Question of the Week" over the next few weeks.