Methadone Case Summary

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Introduction: A patient was bought into the emergency room for emergent care following a motor vehicle accident. The parents or guardian of the 16-year-old male were not present because he had recently escaped from a nearby detention center. The doctor administered what he considered life saving measures without adult consent. Patient was administered 40 mg of methadone because he reported that he was in a methadone treatment program and suffering from withdrawals. Patient was alert and oriented at the time of questioning. Before being transferred to the medical-surgical unit, the patient denied a blood transfusion. The next morning the patient was not responsive to stimuli, he was later pronounced dead. After his death, information was presented
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