Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
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This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to describe the use of heroin in the United States and identify responses to this epidemic.
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9/26/17 2:34 am
Such a timely article! I work in an acute care hospital and we are definitely seeing more ETOH/drug abuse patients coming in with heroin overdoses.
1/18/18 11:28 am
This article really helps the nurses to recognize their conditions and treat them appropriately and educate the patient
8/5/19 1:36 pm
Good article. I try to encourage nurses to treat drug addicted patients with pain control issues as they would any patient who has pain control issues. I do not think that nurses should be judge, nor jury condemning those whose back stories they may not be aware of. Being non-judge mental promotes positive nurse- patient relationships while improving the healing process experiences.