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Grades for Opiate Withdrawal

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient undergoing opiate withdrawal using the grading scheme of Fultz and Senay.

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, adverse effects

ICD-10:

F11.1

Description:

Fultz and Senay used a grading scheme for hospitalized patients undergoing opiate withdrawal. This was used to help guide initial methadone therapy. The authors are from Chicago, Illinois.

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