Opioids are a group of natural and synthetic substances used both illicitly and for prescription analgesia.
Opiates—naturally occurring in the opium poppy (e.g., codei...
Neonate: maternal history of drug use
Young child: opioids present in home
Recreational drug use
Involvement with law enforcement (ingestion as attempt ...
ABCDEs (airway, breathing, circulation, disability, exposure)
Support respiratory failure with bag-mask ventilation and 100% FiO2, escalate to intubation...
With adequate early treatment, patients with uncomplicated overdoses do well—key is to prevent respiratory arrest.
33,000 deaths from opioids, including presc...
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965.01 Poisoning by heroin
292.0 Drug withdrawal
779.5 Drug withdrawal syndrome in newborn
779.4 Drug reactions and intoxications specific to newborn
E935.0 Heroin causing adverse effects in the...
Q: What causes false-positive and false-negative urine drug screens?
A: Opiates are typically detected in the urine up to 1 to 4 days after exposure. A dilute sample decreases test sensitivity. Rif...
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