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NACCT 2014


TUE300p - SPI Best Practices Symposium: NACCT 2014 Button Battery Ingestion


Oct 21, 2014 3:00pm ‐ Oct 21, 2014 4:00pm

Standard: $15.00

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Objectives:

  • Describe the risks of button battery ingestions in young children including the scope of severe injuries that may result
  • Explain the mechanism of injury, the lack of systemic toxicity, and the urgency of battery removal
  • Recognize differentiating physcial features of a button battery on x-ray, including the direction of the negative pole and its predictive value
  • Describe the frequency and severity trends over time for battery ingestions reported to poison centers
  • Recommend battery ingestion prevention modalities that are informed by data
  • Triage battery ingestion cases appropriately based on age of the patient and size of the ingested battery

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