Opioid Education and Laws affecting the Dermatology Nurse

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TCoyner
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Opioid Education and Laws affecting the Dermatology Nurse

Post by TCoyner » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:05 am

Granted nurses in dermatology are not affected by opioids as much as nurses who work in other disciplines but the opioid crisis may be affecting our practice in other ways. A law was proposed in my state that would require all nurses to have some opioid continuing education content when they renewed their licenses This law did not get our of committee but it drives the point even those nurses working in dermatology settings might be impacted by opioid prescribing. I would be interested in hearing from other members if opioid laws are affecting their practice. Hope to see some comments on this post - let's get the discussion going!

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