Title

Activated Charcoal: A Consideration for Use in Primary Care Practice of Advanced Practice Nurses

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2017

Department

Nursing

Abstract

Authors explore the historical evolution, fall from grace, and resurgence of activated charcoal use for primary care medicine, national defense, trauma, and most recently, the beauty industry. Given the nontoxic nature of this substance and historical significance as once the universal antidote for poisoning, primary care practitioners are urged to examine its efficacy and participate in building evidence for its inclusion or non-inclusion in primary care practice. Provided are recommendations for primary care providers to apply when considering incorporation of all complementary and alternative medicines in practice. Last, several tables highlight existing claims of activated charcoal merit. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Journal of Cultural Diversity is the property of Tucker Publications, Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

Publication Title

Journal of Cultural Diversity

Volume

24

Issue

3

First Page

101

Last Page

107

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