Tag: opioid epidemic

Combatting the Opioid Epidemic

APNA launches webinars to inform nurses about opioid use disorder Opioid drugs-from illicit heroin right down to prescribed oxycodone, hydrocodone and others-have been causing overdose and substance abuse problems for decades. In recent years, however, the pain-relieving, pleasure-inducing drugs have grown from a whisper…

ED Nurses Fight Opioid Epidemic

Arming frontline nurses to treat life-threatening overdoses As nurses, we witness the national opioid epidemic daily. The rise in opioid abuse is skyrocketing and our hospital resources are stretched. Yet, when armed with the right resources we are uniquely positioned to combat the problem…

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