Episode 1: Pot-Tarts
In our first full episode, we explore the dangers of marijuana ingestion in kids. With several states legalizing marijuana for recreational use, we are likely to see a lot more of this in our EDs. Emergency Physicians, Dr. John Richards and Dr. Aimee Moulin, take us through their recent systematic review of unintentional cannabis ingestion in children. Medical Toxicologist, Dr. Daniel Colby, revisits an interesting case and leaves us with some pearls for identifying and managing potential marijuana ingestion.
Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Julia Magana, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis – Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr. John Richards, Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, Chair of Quality Management for SAEM
Dr. Aimee Moulin, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Behavioral Health at UC Davis, President of California ACEP
Dr. Daniel Colby, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicologist at UC Davis
Richards JR, Smith NE, Moulin AK.
J Pediatr. 2017 Nov;190:142-152. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.07.005. Epub 2017 Sep 6. Review. PMID: 28888560
If you are concerned that your patient may have ingested cannabis, you can call the Poison Control Center 24 hours a day at (800) 222-1222.
For more Toxicology, Pediatrics, and myriad other topics, join us at the UC Davis Emergency Medicine Winter Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe, February 26 through March 2nd. More information at https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cme/course_pages/EM/emmed_pagelink.html