HEALTH BYTES: The Opioids Crisis

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.

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Image information: Chemical structure of morphine, the prototypical opioid.[1]
1. Ogura, Takahiro; Egan, Talmage D. (2013). "Chapter 15 – Opioid Agonists and Antagonists". Pharmacology and physiology for anesthesia : foundations and clinical application. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Saunders. ISBN 978-1-4377-1679-5.

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