Fighting The Opioid Epidemic
North American Precis Syndicate
The opioid epidemic in the U.S. is staggering, but health care professionals are learning to better manage patients with pain. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), health care professionals could save more than 130 lives lost to the opioid epidemic each day.
How? With a deeper understanding of pain, pain medication and addiction,
especially related to opioids. Communities rural
and urban are witnessing a growing and deadly phenomenon, while health care
providers feel caught between prescribing guidelines and patients’
To address this issue, doctors, nurses, dentists, physician assistants,
pharmacists and other clinicians can take courses from CME Outfitters and USF
Health, supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson, that
provide strategies for how and when to prescribe opioids,
better understand the biologic underpinnings of pain and addiction, and look
at targeted, effective and safe treatment alternatives.
Fighting the opioid epidemic in our communities
goes beyond educating the health care professionals who prescribe opioids to educating patients as well. If you are
prescribed an opioid:
• Make sure you understand your treatment and what to expect
• Learn how to safely dispose of unused medication
• Understand how to help loved ones struggling with addiction
• Know what lifesaving measures you can take in case of an overdose.
Learn more at www.cmeoutfitters.com/rx4pain.
“Health care professionals can
take CME Outfitters courses to learn how and when to prescribe opioids, better understand
chronic pain and addiction, and look at targeted, effective and safe
treatment alternatives. http://bit.ly/2VIrMWL”
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)