Incidence of mortality due to rebound toxicity after ‘treat and release’ practices in prehospital opioid overdose care: a systematic review

@article{Greene2018IncidenceOM,
  title={Incidence of mortality due to rebound toxicity after ‘treat and release’ practices in prehospital opioid overdose care: a systematic review},
  author={J. A. Greene and Brent J Deveau and J. Dol and M. Butler},
  journal={Emergency Medicine Journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={36},
  pages={219 - 224}
}
  • J. A. Greene, Brent J Deveau, +1 author M. Butler
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Journal
  • Introduction Death due to opioid overdose was declared a public health crisis in Canada in 2015. Traditionally, patients who have overdosed on opioids that are managed by emergency medical services (EMS) are treated with the opioid antagonist naloxone, provided ventilatory support and subsequently transported to hospital. However, certain EMS agencies have permitted patients who have been reversed from opioid overdose to refuse transport, if the patient exhibits capacity to do so. Evidence on… CONTINUE READING

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