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  1. OyWithThePoodles

    Under the Influence Assessment

    Alright y'all. I tried searching, promise. And I could not find a previous post on this even though I know they're there. I am at a high school now (working with Mr. Poodles!!) and I am unfamiliar with how to assess the students if they're susp...
  2. The problem is that most state Board of Nursing programs utilize a "One Size Fits all." approach that places all nurse with mental health and substance abuse impairments in the same program. The also require this approach for the one time offender wh...
  3. Meriwhen

    Addictions Nursing

    Overview Addictions Nursing (often referred to as substance abuse nursing) deals with the nursing care of individuals suffering from one or more addictions. Addictions Nursing is considered a subspecialty of Psychiatric Nursing. Patients may be s...
  4. The FDA recently noticed an increase in hospitalizations and deaths linked to using nitrite “poppers”. On June 24, 2021, the agency issued a statement warning consumers not to buy or use poppers that are typically sold on-line and in adult novelty s...
  5. When asked to describe a problem drinker, an image of the “stereotypical” alcoholic often comes to mind. Most of us are familiar with alcoholics portrayed in TV shows, movies and in the media. Perhaps an unkempt homeless person, drinking hard liquo...
  6. On March 2nd, a former Yale nurse pleaded guilty to altering fentanyl vials intended for outpatient surgical patients. The nurse, Donna Monticone, worked at the Yale Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility clinic in Orange, Connecticut and was re...
  7. Approximately 1 in 10 nurses suffer from substance use disorders, which parallels rates within the general population. I have been one of the 10% and would like to share my experience and hope with other nurses and students living in addiction. For ...
  8. This can be a hard pill to swallow especially if you have never been impaired at work. Some have diverted from work and were caught. Others come in for a variety of mental health reasons that have nothing to do with substance abuse. The last group ar...
  9. TheCommuter

    Homeless Patients: Considerations

    Jacob, a 23-year-old, patiently lays on the bed in a semi-private room on the medical-surgical floor of an urban county-run hospital. The doctors, nurses and other staff have seen him many times previously because he is one of those 'frequent flyers'...

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