Medicine/Healing

Survey of ER/trauma health care professionals finds no evidence of either kratom deaths or epidemic of abuse

“If the DEA is correct in suggesting that there is a kratom epidemic going on in America, then it is somehow happening without our nation’s front-line medical professionals knowing a thing about it. A random online survey of 115 emergency room (ER) and trauma health care professionals across the U.S. found zero reported cases of deaths related to kratom. The new poll also uncovered precisely 0 percent support among those surveyed for a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ban on the coffee-like herb kratom.”

The random online survey conducted via SurveyMonkey focused on panel of ER/trauma doctors, surgeons, nurses, related health care professionals, and EMTs/paramedics. Invitations to participate in the survey were extended directly through LinkedIn groups (including EMS Leadership and Administration, Emergency Room RNs and Management, Emergency Medicine and EMS World) and Facebook groups (including Paramedics on Facebook, FRCS Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery, First Responders, Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery, and Emergency Medical Technician). The full results and the complete text of the survey instrument are available online at http://bit.ly/kratomdocpoll.

Original Article (Satellite Press Releases):
Survey Of ER/Trauma Health Care Professionals Finds No Evidence Of Either Kratom Deaths Or Epidemic Of Abuse
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