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.
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).