Med-Math-3DTexting better for mental health management, workplace wellness versus handicapped workers, stair climbing to wellness success, and we’ll look at community access narcan programs to combat fatal opioid overdoses with a special segment from Lisa Booze and the Maryland Poison Center. 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’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.

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 –

Comparing Apps and Texting Initiatives to Treat Mental Health

Handicapped Workers and Workplace Wellness Programs

Indiana University Stair-climbing Wellness Program

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Tip of the Week – Community Narcan Programs and Opiate Overdoses

teen-pillsDeaths 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!

Link:

Maryland Poison Center

NIH Substance Abuse Site (SAMHSA.gov)

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