Opioids in Children and Adolescents


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In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, discuss the January 2023 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice article on the Responsible and Safe Use of Opioids in Children and Adolescents in the Emergency Department

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Opioids in Children and Adolescents: 


  • Epidemiology and Statistics 

Medication safety at home

Escalation of pain meds at home

Naloxone prescriptions

Medications in children

  • Codeine
  • Tramadol
  • NSAIDs
  • Local anesthetics and nerve blocks
  • Intranasal meds: Ketamine and fentanyl

Opioids and sedation

Regional anesthesia

Chronic pain

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