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Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Appear Underused

March 10, 2015 - With the increasing use of opioid analgesics has come public health concerns associated with the misuse and abuse of these drugs. States have developed prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to help identify and deter opioid abuse, but they are not always used.
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Ensuring Respectful Care of ICU Patients: 10 Things Nurses Can Do

March 31, 2015 - High-tech, fast-paced intensive care units save many patients’ lives, yet the high-stress environment makes it challenging for ICU nurses to look beyond physical needs and focus on the humanness of their patients. With greater awareness, however, nurses can ensure that patient... Read More

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