Pathway for the Evaluation/Treatment of the Child with Foreign Body Ingestion

Goals

Standardize the management of patients with ingested foreign bodies
Decrease complications
Decrease unnecessary admissions, hospital LOS

Metrics

  1. Time from ED arrival to x-ray read for
    1. button batteries
    2. magnets
  2. Time from ED arrival to OR for
    1. button batteries
    2. multiple magnets
  3. Length of hospital stay
    • LOS for all patients admitted with foreign body
    • LOS for all patients admitted with battery, multiple magnet ingestions
  4. Complications following battery, multiple magnet ingestion (chart review)