Are opioids safe for your patient?
Yvonne D'Arcy CRNP, CNS, MS

$7.95
Nursing2014
April 2009 
Volume 39  Number 4
Pages 40 - 44
 
  PDF Version Available!

ABSTRACT

D'Arcy, Yvonne CRNP, CNS, MS

Issue: Volume 39(4), April 2009, p 40–44 Publication Type: [Features] Publisher: © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Yvonne D'Arcy is a pain management and palliative care nurse practitioner at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., and a member of the Nursing2009 editorial advisory board. Meet Ms. D'Arcy when she speaks at the Nursing2009 Symposium in Orlando, Fla., May 6 to 9, 2009. Used incorrectly, these powerful drugs can cause significant harm. Protect your patients by learning and following the latest safety guidelines discussed here. Figure. No caption available.

WIDELY USED TO MANAGE both acute and chronic pain, opioids are generally considered safe for most patients when properly administered. But a growing body of research on medication safety issues, plus ongoing reports of patient harm from opioid errors or misuse, has put these powerful drugs under increasing scrutiny.

Because of the risks associated with opioids, safety initiatives ...

Purchase Now !

To purchase this item, follow the instructions below. If you’re not already logged in, be sure to enter your login information below to ensure that your item is saved to your File Drawer after you purchase it.

Not a member? Join now for Free!


Cost:$7.95
1) If you're not already logged in, enter your information below to save this item in your File Drawer for future viewing.

User name:


Password


Forgot your user name or password?
2)  If you have a coupon or promotional code, enter it
here.(If not, just click Continue.


Digital Coupon: (optional)

3)  Click Continue to go to the next screen, where
you'll enter your payment details.






jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality

For life-long learning and continuing professional development, come to Lippincott's NursingCenter.

Nursing Jobs Plus
Featured Jobs
Recommended CE Articles

Debunking Three Rape Myths
Journal of Forensic Nursing, October/December 2014
Expires: 12/31/2016 CE:2.5 $24.95


Drug updates and approvals: 2014 in review
The Nurse Practitioner, 13December 2014
Expires: 12/31/2016 CE:3 $27.95


Can Food Processing Enhance Cancer Protection?
Nutrition Today, September/October 2014
Expires: 10/31/2016 CE:2 $21.95


More CE Articles

Subscribe to Recommended CE

Recommended Nursing Articles Evidence Based Practice Skin Care Network NursingCenter Quick Links What’s Trending Events