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A steady and persistent number of personal care product-related injuries were reported for young children from 2002 to 2016

Many Young Children Treated in ED for Injuries From Personal Care Products

During 15-year study period, 64,686 children younger than 5 treated in emergency departments

May 2019 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for May 2019. This roundup includes the...
In recent years

Number, Rate of Detergent Pod Exposures Modestly Declined

Increases seen from 2012 to 2015 in children <6, but 18 percent decrease observed 2015 to 2017
Less than 60 percent of prescriptions for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections among teens seeking care in the emergency department are filled

Noncompliance Common in Teens Prescribed STI Treatment in ED

Prescriptions often go unfilled; hospital admission is the only factor associated with prescription filling
The rate of emergency department visits with opioids only given during the visit is higher than the rate for visits with opioids only prescribed at discharge and for visits with opioids given and prescribed

More Opioids Given Than Prescribed in Emergency Department

Opioids more often given in ED than prescribed at discharge for adult ED visits
For adolescents and young adults

Rate of Opioid Prescribing High for Teens, Young Adults in ED

From 2005 to 2015, rate of opioid prescribing was 14.9 percent in ED; rates highest for dental pain
Patients at high risk of opioid overdose rarely receive prescriptions for naloxone

Most Patients at High Risk of Opiate Overdose Do Not Receive Naloxone Rx

Only 1.5 percent of high-risk patients are prescribed naloxone upon ED or inpatient discharge
In out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Bystander Resuscitation Attempted Less Often for Women in Cardiac Arrest

Women have half the chance of initial shockable rhythm, chances of survival to discharge compared with men
Ingestion of a button battery can cause mucosal damage in pediatric patients

DDW: Ingested Button Battery Can Cause Gastric Injury

Eighty-six percent of pediatric patients with BB ingestion had visual evidence of mucosal damage
From 2017 to 2018

Heroin Overdose ED Visits Decreased From 2017 to 2018

Decreases not consistent across states, with significant increases in Illinois, Indiana, Utah