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Complications and Prognosis
Screening and Prevention
Admit children age 3 years or younger who were exposed to opioids other than immediate-release formulations for 24-hour observation if ingestion of agents is suspected from history r30
First priority is to restore respiration using a bag-valve mask until naloxone can be administered r2
Advanced airway intervention is rarely required unless there are coingestants or other illnesses or injuries
Observe for and remove any fentanyl patches
Drug treatment is the same regardless of causative opioid
For apnea or severe respiratory depression r2
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