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When a patient presents to an emergency department or urgent care centre, they should be given the best available information.

This updated fact sheet helps ensure clinicians and patients have access to easy-to-read information about different emergency conditions.

Give this fact sheet to your patients when discharging them from an emergency department or urgent care centre.

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Download our fact sheet below to provide your patients with easy to follow guidance on drug overdose.

This fact sheet has the #withconsumers tick from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia

An overdose occurs when too much of a drug, medication or poison is taken, which may result in a toxic effect on the body. Many substances can cause harm when taken in excess including alcohol, illegal (and ‘party’) drugs, prescription and over-the-counter medication, and some herbal remedies. The harm may not be immediately obvious.

Patient fact sheet

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Laura Hewett
Safer Care Victoria
+61 3 9096 8324

Page last updated: 19 Jul 2019

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