Effects of opioid medications on cognitive skills among Emergency Department patients

Effects of opioid medications on cognitive skills among Emergency Department patients IntroductionTreatment for pain and related conditions has been identified as the most common reason for Emergency Department (ED) visits. Concerns exist regarding the effects of opioid pain medications on cognition and patient ability to consent for procedures, hospital admission, or to refuse recommended medical interventions. This study was undertaken to identify cognitive skills before and after opioid pain medication in the ED setting. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Emergency Medicine Elsevier

Effects of opioid medications on cognitive skills among Emergency Department patients

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
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0735-6757
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10.1016/j.ajem.2017.11.017
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Abstract

IntroductionTreatment for pain and related conditions has been identified as the most common reason for Emergency Department (ED) visits. Concerns exist regarding the effects of opioid pain medications on cognition and patient ability to consent for procedures, hospital admission, or to refuse recommended medical interventions. This study was undertaken to identify cognitive skills before and after opioid pain medication in the ED setting.

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The American Journal of Emergency MedicineElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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