ACMT and AACT Position Statement: Preventing Occupational Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analog Exposure to Emergency Responders

ACMT and AACT Position Statement: Preventing Occupational Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analog Exposure... J. Med. Toxicol. (2017) 13:347–351 DOI 10.1007/s13181-017-0628-2 POSITION STATEMENT ACMT and AACT Position Statement: Preventing Occupational Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analog Exposure to Emergency Responders 1 2 3 4 Michael J. Moss & Brandon J. Warrick & Lewis S. Nelson & Charles A. McKay & 5 6 7 8 Pierre-André Dubé & Sophie Gosselin & Robert B. Palmer & Andrew I. Stolbach Received: 2 August 2017 /Accepted: 10 August 2017 /Published online: 25 August 2017 American College of Medical Toxicology 2017 The position of the American College of Medical Toxicology for vague concerns such as dizziness or anxiety. In the absence of (ACMT) and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology prolonged hypoxia, no persistent effects are expected following (AACT), is as follows: fentanyl or fentanyl analog exposures. Those with small subclin- Fentanyl and its analogs are potent opioid receptor agonists, ical exposures and those who awaken normally following nal- but the risk of clinically significant exposure to emergency re- oxone administration will not experience long-term effects. sponders is extremely low. To date, we have not seen reports of While individual practitioners may differ, these are the positions emergency responders developing signs or symptoms consistent of American College of Medical Toxicology and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Medical Toxicology Springer Journals

ACMT and AACT Position Statement: Preventing Occupational Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analog Exposure to Emergency Responders

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2017 by American College of Medical Toxicology
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Biomedicine; Pharmacology/Toxicology; Biomedicine, general
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1556-9039
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1937-6995
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10.1007/s13181-017-0628-2
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J. Med. Toxicol. (2017) 13:347–351 DOI 10.1007/s13181-017-0628-2 POSITION STATEMENT ACMT and AACT Position Statement: Preventing Occupational Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analog Exposure to Emergency Responders 1 2 3 4 Michael J. Moss & Brandon J. Warrick & Lewis S. Nelson & Charles A. McKay & 5 6 7 8 Pierre-André Dubé & Sophie Gosselin & Robert B. Palmer & Andrew I. Stolbach Received: 2 August 2017 /Accepted: 10 August 2017 /Published online: 25 August 2017 American College of Medical Toxicology 2017 The position of the American College of Medical Toxicology for vague concerns such as dizziness or anxiety. In the absence of (ACMT) and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology prolonged hypoxia, no persistent effects are expected following (AACT), is as follows: fentanyl or fentanyl analog exposures. Those with small subclin- Fentanyl and its analogs are potent opioid receptor agonists, ical exposures and those who awaken normally following nal- but the risk of clinically significant exposure to emergency re- oxone administration will not experience long-term effects. sponders is extremely low. To date, we have not seen reports of While individual practitioners may differ, these are the positions emergency responders developing signs or symptoms consistent of American College of Medical Toxicology and

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Journal of Medical ToxicologySpringer Journals

Published: Aug 25, 2017

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