The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) hosted a briefing on the opioid crisis that is taking a toll on the health, wellness, and lives of Americans and their families.
The briefing titled The Opioids Crisis: Nursing Practices That Save Lives, featured four nursing experts who each offered a different perspective on how the profession is on the front lines of saving patients impacted by opioid addiction.
Image information: Chemical structure of morphine, the prototypical opioid.
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