Implementation of a Pediatric Posttonsillectomy Pain Protocol in a Large Group Practice

Lauren J. Luk, David Mosen, Carol Macarthur, Anna H. Grosz

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Abstract

Objective In response to the increased risk of respiratory failure and death after tonsillectomy related to codeine use, Kaiser Permanente Northwest restricted use of opioids in patients

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)720-724
Number of pages5
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)
Volume154
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • bleeding
  • children
  • codeine
  • complication
  • cyp2d6
  • electronic health record
  • narcotic
  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • pain
  • pediatric
  • tonsillectomy
  • ultrarapid metabolizer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery

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