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For older children and youth who are prescribed an opioid for a medical reason. Describes how to take opioids safely. Information included parents and guardians as well. (English) Colour

Catalogue Number:
268430
Body Location:
  • Multiple Systems
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Drug, Fluid and Nutrition Therapy
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Pain,
  • Surgery
Keywords:
  • Pain,
  • Medication,
  • Support,
  • Youth,
  • Teens,
  • Safety,
  • Management,
  • Parent,
  • Peds,
  • Pediatric,
  • Narcotic,
  • Opioid,
  • Control,
  • Kids,
  • Medicine,
  • Morphine,
  • Guardian,
  • Meds,
  • Hydromorphone
Demographic:
  • Children and Youth
Program:
  • Maternal Infant Child Youth
Format:
Factsheet
Revision Date:
January 23, 2024
References:
1. Reiter, Dr. Elise PhD (Solutions for Kids in Pain), Ali, Dr. Samina MDCM FRCPC(PEM) (Pediatric Emergency Physician, Stollery Children’s Hospital). May 2021 “. So you have been prescribed an opioid?” Retrieved January 23, 2024 from https://kidsinpain.ca/skip-resources/ 2. Government of Canada. (March 15, 2019). “Opioid Medicines: Information for Patients and Families”. Retrieved January 23, 2024 from https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/hc-sc/documents/services/drugs-health-products/drug-products/applications-submissions/policies/warning-sticker-opioid-patient-information-handout/information-handout.pdf 3. Nemours Children’s Health. (August 2023). “Taking prescription opioid pain medicines safely” and “Giving opioid prescription pain medicine: What parents need to know”. Retrieved January 23, 2024 from https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/opioid-prescription-safety.html and https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/opioid-prescription-safety.html 4. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. (2019). Opioid medication safety guide: Important tips for families. Retrieved January 23, 2024 from https://hollandbloorview.ca/sites/default/files/2019-09/EN%20Pharmacy%20Opioid%20Letter.PDF 5. Nationwide Children’s. (2017). “Important facts to know when taking opioids”. Retrieved January 23, 2024 from https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/family-resources-education/health-wellness-and-safety-resources/helping-hands/important-things-to-know-when-taking-opioids 6. Sick Kids AboutKidsHealth. (2014). “Opioids for pain”. Retrieved January 23, 2024 from https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2999&language=English
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