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Admit children aged 3 years or younger who were exposed to opioids other than immediate-release formulations for 24-hour observation if ingestion of agents is suspected from history but cannot be confirmed r18
First priority is to restore respiration using a bag-valve mask until naloxone can be administered r1
Advanced airway intervention is rarely required unless there are coingestants or other illnesses or injuries
Observe for and remove any fentanyl patches
Drug treatment is the same regardless of causative opioid
For apnea of fewer than 12 breaths per minute r1