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Physician assistants on the front line in the opioid epidemic

July 24, 2019

The role of physician assistants (PAs) within the healthcare landscape has grown increasingly important over the past several years. As PAs, we increase access to affordable, quality care for those who might otherwise go without, care for patients in every specialty and setting, and we often serve as frontline healthcare providers. It only stands to […]

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Caring for the smallest victims of the opioid epidemic

July 12, 2019

The opioid abuse crisis that’s afflicting our nation has been front and center in the news for several years now. At least one, and usually more stories every day tell of its devastation on lives, families and livelihoods. As a nurse in obstetrics, I see first-hand the impact of the opioid crisis that no news […]

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Tough Talk: Initiating patient conversations about substance use disorder

June 25, 2019

As healthcare practitioners, we encounter substance use disorders (SUD) in the clinical setting on a daily basis – even though we may sometimes be unaware or even unable to adequately address the topic with our patients. We sometimes skirt the topic by asking the patient to “check a box” on a medical history form that […]

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Healthcare providers invited to participate in free training pilot focusing on CDC guidelines for safe opioid prescribing and SAMHSA guidelines for substance abuse screening/brief intervention

June 7, 2019

Ascend Learning Clinical Healthcare has launched Insight to Action™, an innovative assessment and training program that educates healthcare providers on the latest clinical guidelines around opioid prescribing and substance abuse screening and brief intervention. These guidelines are integral to improving patient outcomes.  The Insight to Action Founding Partner free pilot program is now accepting participants […]

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