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Portrait of an epidemic: acute opioid intoxication in adults

Strickler, Jeff, DHA, RN, CEN, NE-BC; James, Ashley, PharmD; O'leary, Suzy, BSN, RN, CEN; Dube-Clark, Gigi, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000541389.52104.65

Delve into the epidemiology of this crisis, assessment and treatment of patients experiencing overdoses, and resources that can help nurses and patients address the underlying causes.

At University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C., Jeff Strickler is a vice president, Ashley James is a lead pharmacist, Suzy O'Leary is an ED nurse manager, and Gigi Dube-Clark is a clinical nurse.

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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