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Since 1999, drug overdoses have taken the lives of over 1 million people. Of the 23.5 million Americans needing substance abuse treatment, only 11 % seek help. While attending clinics at a large, urban teaching hospital, opioids were inappropriately handled. Many nurses spend every shift administering more than 50 medications which accounts for 40% of their time on the unit.

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Higher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Opioid Administration and Safe Handling; A Quality Improvement Project



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