Key clinical point: The proportion of children admitted to critical care for serious opioid poisonings has increased from 2015 to 2018.
Major finding: Critical care units were involved in 10% of pediatric opioid poisoning cases registered in 2015-2018, up from 7% in 2005-2009.
Study details: Retrospective study of 753,592 acute opioid poisonings reported to U.S. poison centers between 2005 and 2018.
Disclosures: Some funding for the study came from the GA Poison Center. The first author had no disclosures relevant to the research.
Land M et al. Crit Care Med. 2020. doi: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000618708.38414.ea.