Addiction is potentially the most lethal disease we encounter in medical practice. As emergency healthcare providers we can have an enormous impact on 'years of life lost' by managing this illness well.
EDs stand at the front line of the opioid epidemic and by leveraging ED-initiated MAT they can give patients the chance at recovery they deserve.
The phone rings as you sit down for lunch. You are asked for advice concerning a drowsy 2 year-old boy who was brought in to a Children's Emergency Department by his worried parents.