Identifying Drug-Seeking Behavior: A Nursing Duty to Act
Repository Posting Date2019-01-08T19:34:23Z
Author DetailsAshley K. Apple, BSN, RN, CEN; Alexis Simpson, BSN, RN, CEN -- School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Lead Author Sigma AffliationBeta Kappa
Level of EvidenceN/A
Many emergency departments fail to identify signs of opioid abuse and drug-seeking behavior among patients. Utilization of an objective screening tool and escalation protocol will empower nurses and prescribers to collaboratively address opioid abuse, with the goal of decreasing inappropriate prescriptions and improving patients' access to treatment resources.
DescriptionLeadership Connection 2018: Transformative Nursing Leadership, September 15-18, 2018. Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Conference NameLeadership Connection 2018
Conference HostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference LocationIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
NotesItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.
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