Med-Math-3DTargeting nursing fatigue, taking another look at statin effectiveness, getting U.S. girls the HPV vaccine and we’ll take a look at treatment options for opiate addictions with a special segment on buprenorphine management. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it. It’s the Nursing Show.

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Welcome to the Show

Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the Nursing Show podcast for nurses, by nurses. I’m your host Jamie Davis and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for checking out the show this week. First up, in this week’s nursing news items, we will look at an American Nurses Association initiative to deal with problems surrounding nurse fatigue on the job.

Then we’ll bring up an interview I did on the issues out there for people addicted to opiates when seeking treatment with services and drugs like buprenorphine. We’ll have that and more later in this episode after the news.

If you want to get back in touch with me, please drop me an email. You can send those e-mails in to NursingShow@Gmail.com. I love to hear from you and I make sure I respond back to every email that comes in. Send me links to news items you’d like me to cover, interview suggestions with you or somebody you know.

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News Links –

Nursing Fatigue Policy Impact Patient Lives

Exercising Saves More Than Statins

Getting More Girls HPV Vaccine

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Tip of the Week – Opiate Addiction Treatment Options Explored

teen-pillsMore than 2.5 million Americans are opioid dependent and opioid addiction has tripled over a 10-year period.  As the nation’s fastest growing drug problem, the Obama administration calls opioid addiction an epidemic and a major public health and public safety crisis.  But who is suffering may surprise you.

The good news is that novel new treatments may help make it easier for people with addictive disorders to go into remission from this potentially deadly disorder because of more convenient formulations and improved side effect profiles.  Experts hope the options will improve treatment compliance and help patients stay off opioids so they can begin the process of rebuilding their lives.

Unfortunately, the survey also showed that 40 percent of patients who were seeking medical treatment for their addiction did not find a physician for weeks or months, and once they did there was a waiting list for 58 percent of respondents and over 25 percent reported obtaining treatment without a prescription.

I interview Buprenorphine advocate Tim Lepak and addiction treatment specialist Dr. Richard Soper about managing patients with opiate addictions. Here’s that segment.

Link:

Buprenorphine at Drugs.com

TreatmentMatch.org

SAMHSA.gov

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