“In April, Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, was asked to provide remarks to the White House Champions of Change for Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery event in Washington, D.C. Recently, I reached out to Dr. Trautman with a few questions in an attempt to garner her thoughts about the opioid epidemic and the role that nursing plays in addressing this nationwide crisis.” She addressed the following questions:
- How do you see nursing education changing in the future due to this crisis?
- How can consumers partner with their health care provider to address this nationwide problem?
- In your opinion, what is the biggest myth about the opioid crisis?
She summarized, “the opioid crisis in the U.S. can only be averted through a collaborative effort of health care providers, consumers and community resources. The CDC offers Guideline Information for Patients to assist consumers with understanding the opioid crisis and to learn how they can partner with their provider to receive effective pain management.”
Source: HuffingtonPost.com – June 23, 2016