What’s Your Diagnosis? Safe Use of Opioids in Children and Adolescents

Welcome to this month’s What’s Your Diagnosis Challenge!

But before we begin, check to see if you got last month’s case on Movement Disorders in Children: Recognition and Management in the Emergency Department right.

Case Presentation: Responsible and Safe Use of Opioids in Children and Adolescents in the Emergency Department 

A 10-year-old girl is brought in via wheelchair by her mother…  

The girl is developmentally delayed, nonverbal, writhing and moaning, and keeps batting your hands away when you try to examine her. Her temperature is 39.2°C, and her heart rate 150 beats/min. Her mother is tearful, saying that she has never seen her daughter in so much pain. You wonder how you can quickly ease the child’s pain so you can figure out what is going on… 

Make your best guess, and check back next month for the case conclusion!

Click to review Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, Safe Use of Opioids

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Last Updated on January 26, 2023

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