Alberta Health Services’s recent statistics show the continuing rise of deaths and emergency care visits related to fentanyl and other opioid overdoses in Alberta.
In the interest of public safety, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta urges Licensed Practical Nurses to educate themselves on this topic. First, to learn the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose and the use of naloxone to reverse an overdose. Secondly, but no less importantly, to protect themselves from the dangers of opioid exposure.
In October, the CLPNA announced their support for the development of supervised safe injection sites, and the future role of the Licensed Practical Nurse in this and other harm reduction services.
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Questions? Contact CLPNA’s Practice Consultants at firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).