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The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Hospitals: A Nurse’s Perspective From the Bedside

The webinar will cover statistics (commonly reported and not reported hospital data), the ER patient (overdoses, other drugs, “seekers”, dependent and chronically ill and dependent and involved in trauma), hospitalized patient (overdoses, dependent and chronically ill, withdrawal and discharge challenges), and family and friends (bringing drugs in, when the family becomes the patient and violence).

Presented by: Nicole Adams, PhD, RN, CEN, Purdue University, a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Purdue School of Nursing and a Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE) faculty affiliate. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Nursing and Health Policy Fellow. Dr. Adams has years of experience at the bedside and in hospital leadership in both Indiana and New Mexico. She applies concepts from Systems Thinking and Health Policy to a collaborative community response to the opioid crisis.

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