Opioid Use Disorder: Challenges During Acute Hospitalization

Academic Article

Abstract

  • © 2017 Elsevier Inc. Opioid use is a major public health concern increasing the volume of need for medical care and the national tragedy of accidental overdose deaths. Patients with opioid use disorders have higher numbers of emergency department visits, acute hospitalizations, and complications secondary to opioid use. Acute care nurse practitioners are challenged to manage increasingly complicated patient encounters related to opioid use. This article addresses effective strategies for inpatient management of opioid use disorder including identification and the use of measurement-based tools, as well as providing supportive care.
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    Author List

  • Turner CC; Fogger SA; Frazier SL
  • Start Page

  • 61
  • End Page

  • 67
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 2