Healthcare providers in New Jersey are taking steps to halt the opioid epidemic that is currently ravaging the US.
A recent article on Advance Healthcare Network delineates former governor Chris Christie’s efforts to further information within the health industry about the risks and benefits of these medications.
As a result, “The New Jersey Hospital Association has released a new educational blueprint for healthcare providers involved in the treatment of patients with ongoing pain…The new blueprint’s stated purpose is to ensure that the benefits of opioid analgesics outweigh the risks…The new guidelines will require that all opioid analgesic companies must provide education for healthcare providers who participate in the treatment and monitoring of pain. This will include not only prescribers themselves, but other personnel such as pharmacists and nurses. The education will be offered through ongoing continuing education activities.”
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