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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’ll look at two different views of workplace and community wellness programs.
Then in this week’s special tip segment we are joined again by our good friend Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center with a discussion and some information on opioid overdoses in the community and the public access narcan programs that are being implemented to help save lives. Find out what your local police and drug abuse activists might be doing to help opiate addicts who overdose in your community. We’ll have that and more later in this episode after the news.
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Tip of the Week – Community Narcan Programs and Opiate Overdoses
Deaths from drug overdoses have been increasing over the past two decades at an alarming rate. Among Americans 25 to 64 years old, drug overdose is the leading cause of unintentional injury death, surpassing motor vehicle accidents. In 2011, there were more than 41,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. and 80% of those were unintentional.
Of the 41,000 overdoses caused by pharmaceuticals, ¾ were due to prescription opioid analgesics (e.g. oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone, morphine, fentanyl). Also, in the past year or two, many states have seen an increase in the number of heroin deaths.
I caught up with Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center to talk about opioid overdose rates and what we can do to support community based narcan programs that are cropping around the country. Check it out!
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