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Which of the following is TRUE about the Thanksgiving holiday and emergency departments?

pemsou5_wp • November 22, 2022

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  1. Kelly November 26, 2022 - 12:04 am Reply

    A) Thanksgiving Eve and Day are among the top holidays resulting in drunk driving accidents and fatalities
    Thanksgiving Eve is sometimes referred to as “Blackout Wednesday” or “Drunksgiving,” and is one of the top dates for DUIs and drunk driving fatalities. Traffic as a whole, and consequently motor vehicle accidents, are very high around Thanksgiving. The most common food associated with esophageal impaction at Thanksgiving is turkey. An excessively sleepy toddler that has been at a large gathering should be investigated for accidental alcohol (or other substance/drug) ingestion. Suicide risk, contrary to popular myth, is lower on Thanksgiving, but domestic violence is higher during the winter holidays.

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