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Reducing opioid doses prescribed from a pediatric emergency department

  • Author(s): DeMartinis, Nicole C.
  • Shah, Seema
  • Etkin, Mark L.
  • Kuelbs, Cynthia L.
  • Huang, Jeannie S.
  • Bryl, Amy W.
  • et al.
Abstract

Background: opioid overdose and abuse have reaches epidemic rates in the United States. Legitimate prescriptions are a large source of opioid misuse in adults and adolescents. The goal of this quality improvement project was to reduce opioid exposure from our pediatric emergency department (ED).

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