Nursing | Physical Therapy | Substance Abuse and Addiction
Long-term prescribed opioid use for chronic pain is shown to reduce recovery potential and increase risk for dependence, which is contributing to the nationwide opioid crisis. There is a need for an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to address prescription opioid dependence. We propose implementation of a community-based interprofessional registered nurse-physical therapist team (IRNPTT) focused on reduction of opioid dependence in adult patients with chronic lower back pain.
Chesney, Amber; Jan, Stephanie; Pedrazoli, Amanda; Simmons, Brandon; Woods, Kaylene; and Yeats, Nicole
"The Effect of an Interprofessional Registered Nurse-Physical Therapist Team on Reducing Prescribed Opioid Dependence in Patients with Chronic Lower Back Pain,"
OUR Journal: ODU Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 4
, Article 17.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.odu.edu/ourj/vol4/iss1/17