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Women’s and Children’s Health Update: Button batteries – recognising occult ingestion

Women’s and Children’s Health Update: Button batteries – recognising occult ingestion

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In this episode:

 
– Recommendations to a variety of jurisdictions that targets regulators to stiffen up button battery standards
– Improve surveillance and flow around this issue to receive acute rapid management if required
– How to identify if there is occult ingestion and if in doubt, urgent x-ray
– Most important thing is to prevent these injuries, raising awareness in general practice areas with posters can assist and when taking history lookout for difficult feeding or bleeding

 

 

Host: Dr Terri Foran, Sexual Health Physician; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW

 

Guest: Dr Ruth Barker, Emergency Paediatrician; Director, Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit

 

Total time: 21 mins
 

 
 
 
 

 

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