Opioid Overdose: Keep Your Patient Alive, But Protect Yourself

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Opioid Overdose: Keep Your Patient Alive, But Protect Yourself

Exposure to even a few grains of fentanyl can be fatal

By Daria Waszak, RN, DNP, CEN, COHN-S

Imagine that you’re home in bed late one night when there’s a frantic knock at your door. It’s your next-door neighbor, who says her daughter may have overdosed on opioid medication. She remembered that you were a nurse and hoped that you might be able to help. Would you know what to do in this situation? If not, now would be a good to learn. In 2016, almost 2,000 Californians died ...

This Month's Book Pick

The Cannibas Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness

The Cannibas Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness

Reviewed By Christine Contillo, RN, BSN, PHN

With California legalizing the retail sale of recreational marijuana as of January 1, I decided it was high time for me to ...

California Nursing Specialties

Emergency Department: Interview with Donovan Stewart, RN, MSN

Emergency Department: Interview with Donovan Stewart, RN, MSN

Saving lives while boosting patient satisfaction

ICU Nursing: Interview with Carri Lakes, RN, BSN, CCRN

ICU Nursing: Interview with Carri Lakes, RN, BSN, CCRN

Embracing technology to care for the sickest patients