Evidence Based Best Practices in Clinical Healthcare

Title

Reducing Opioid Dependency in a Clinical Setting

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

N/A

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Marcia Hobbs

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Opioid medication can be essential in treating pain. However, opioid dependence has become an issue in the clinical setting not only locally or nationally, but also globally. There has been an increase in these rates especially for those receiving it for chronic pain. Prevention is the key in treating this issue. Assessment for risk factors and education on the medication are key measures that should be implemented before opioid medication administration. By executing this, a reduction in opioid dependency rates may be seen in the clinical healthcare setting.

Location

Large Ballroom, Curris Center, Murray State University

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Affiliations

Nursing

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Reducing Opioid Dependency in a Clinical Setting

Large Ballroom, Curris Center, Murray State University

Opioid medication can be essential in treating pain. However, opioid dependence has become an issue in the clinical setting not only locally or nationally, but also globally. There has been an increase in these rates especially for those receiving it for chronic pain. Prevention is the key in treating this issue. Assessment for risk factors and education on the medication are key measures that should be implemented before opioid medication administration. By executing this, a reduction in opioid dependency rates may be seen in the clinical healthcare setting.