Intensive nursing care provided to a patient with permethrin toxicosis

Emma Tompkins
Friday, February 1, 2013

This article describes and evaluates the intensive nursing care provided to a feline patient with permethrin toxicosis. Permethrin is an active ingredient in some over-the-counter insecticide products. Cats are particularly sensitive to permethrin toxicosis due to a deficiency of glucouronide transferase enzyme which is necessary for permethrin metabolism. Nursing interventions should include provision of supportive care to maintain hydration, normovolaemia, normothermia and patient comfort. Recommendations for future practice include increasing awareness of the potential life-threatening complications of permethrin toxicosis and active reporting of suspected adverse reactions to enable effective monitoring and intervention as appropriate.

Intensive nursing care provided to a patient with permethrin toxicosis
Intensive nursing care provided to a patient with permethrin toxicosis

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