How one NJ hospital’s ER is combating opiate addiction: no routine opioids for chronic pain

New Jersey ER bypasses opiates for chronic pain

Timely for APNA 14th CPI — NY Times 2016 article describes how this ER is using alternatives to opioids for managing many types of pain.

As psychiatric nurse practitioners our clients often have chronic pain. Knowing about alternatives to meds for treatment of pain can be helpful info to share with them and/or could reinforce what they might be told by their PCP or pain medicine clinic, in terms of alternates to opioids.

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