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Keywords

Iron poisoning, Pediatrics, Pediatric intensive care unit

 

Authors

  1. Aldridge, Michael D. MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS

Abstract

Iron is a substance commonly found in the homes of many children, leading to a high potential for accidental ingestion. Without proper recognition and treatment, iron poisoning can be fatal. This article reviews the case of a toddler who presents to the pediatric intensive care unit with iron poisoning.