NPWH Position Statement on Prevention and Management of Opioid Misuse and Opioid Use Disorder Among Women Across the Lifespan
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Repository Posting Date2017-02-28T21:50:17Z
Author DetailsAs a national professional membership organization, NPWH is the nation's leading voice for courageous conversations about women's health. In our clinics and in our culture, women's health nurse practitioners champion state-of-the-science health care that holistically addresses the unique needs of women across their lifetimes. We elevate the health issues others overlook and compel attention on women's health from providers, policymakers, and researchers.
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNon-member
Lead Author AffliationNational Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
Original PublisherHealthCom Media
Level of EvidenceN/A
CINAHL HeadingsAnalgesics, Opioid--Adverse Effects; Analgesics, Opioid; Substance Use Disorders--Prevention and Control; Substance Use Disorders; Female; Women's Health
The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) position statement on prevention and management of opioid misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD) among women across the lifespan was approved by the Board of Directors December, 2016. NPWH supports the role of nurse practitioners who provide healthcare for women across the lifespan in the provision of safe and effective treatment of pain. In certain cases, this treatment may include the prescription of opioid pain relievers (OPR). NPWH acknowledges that nurse practitioners must use evidence-based strategies to reduce harm from the misuse of OPR and to prevent the development of OUD. When OUD is identified, nurse practitioners qualified to provide medication-assisted treatment should follow evidence-based guidelines and prescribe within federal and state regulations. NPWH commits to provide leadership and collaborate with other organizations and agencies to deliver nurse practitioner education, develop policies, and conduct or support research in a concerted effort to increase knowledge and provide resources for nurse practitioners to prevent and reduce harm from OPR misuse.
DescriptionThis position statement has been previously published as NPWH. (2017). Position Statement on Prevention and Management of Opioid Misuse and Opioid Use Disorder Among Women Across the Lifespan. Women's Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, 5(1), 22-27.
Date of Publication2017-02
Citation of Original PublicationNPWH. (2017). Position Statement on Prevention and Management of Opioid Misuse and Opioid Use Disorder Among Women Across the Lifespan. Women's Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, 5(1), 22-27. Retrieved from: http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621224
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