• What Healthcare Professionals Can Do About the Opioid Epidemic

    A Guest Post from Daphne Stanford Oxycodone It’s sobering to put these drug facts into perspective: according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, a 2015 White House press release stated, “Opioids are a class of prescription pain medications that includes hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and methadone. Heroin belongs to the same class of drugs, and four in five heroin users started out by misusing prescription opioid pain medications.” Seeing all those drugs placed into the same category as heroin really makes the imperative abundantly clear: we must treat these substances for what they are: extremely addictive and destructive drugs, not painkillers. They should only be considered worthy of a…

  • Happy Valentine’s Day!

    When considering gifts for nurses…. If you have a nurse in your life, consider something outside the box. Something in the realm of  a new stethoscope, new scrubs, compression socks, lab coats, etc. Be sure to combine them with a special card, a few flowers, chocolates, dinner date plans for her/his next day off,  or your own special brand of love and ideas.  Other welcome ideas can include a spa day, full body or foot massage, or even just a day without the normal chores. Enjoy! And make memories with your loved ones.   window.amznpubstudioTag = “daretodreampr-20”;