American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS210
Title: Button Batteries and Magnets: Ingestion of Foreign Bodies
Date and Time of Session: Tuesday, October 6: 9:45 am - 11:15 am
Description: Foreign body ingestion in children is a common phenomenon resulting in the need for general anesthesia and recovery. Recently, reports have demonstrated that the subgroup of button batteries and magnets present a particular threat to children. Panelists will provide details regarding the negative consequences of button battery and magnet ingestions, the need for rapid investigation, and potential detrimental sequelae if not dealt with expeditiously. The panelists will discuss specific investigatory options which may advance timeliness of care along with surgical and non-surgical remediation measures. Finally, the panel will provide information about new national consortiums which are advocating for reform for packaging and labeling which may reduce morbidity and mortality.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OTO), Rural Surgery (RUS)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Patient safety
Sponsored By:
Advisory Council for Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Program Participants:
Craig S. Derkay, MD, FACS
Deborah Frances Billmire, MD FACS
Speaker Button Batteries: Overview of the Dangers in Children
Craig S. Derkay, MD, FACS
Speaker Review of the National Statistics Regarding Button Battery Ingestions in the US
Toby Litovitz, MD
Speaker Button Battery Task Force: Current State of the Art for Diagnosis and Treatment
Ian Neal Jacobs, MD, FACS
Speaker Progress With Industry Partners and New Initiatives to Improve Safety
Kris R. Jatana, MD FACS
Speaker Ingested Magnets: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention in Children
Elizabeth A. Beierle, MD, FACS
Speaker The Danger of Ingested Magnets in Children
Deborah Frances Billmire, MD FACS
Speaker Case Presentations of Button Battery and Magnet Ingestions in Children
Craig S. Derkay, MD, FACS