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Opioid Advice for Health-Care Providers

Nurses working with clients and patients with addiction issues may be interested in some information courtesy of the Ministry of Health.

After OxyContin was removed from the Canadian drug market, the province created a working group on narcotics addiction.

Working with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, this expert working group has prepared Opioid Advice for Health-Care Providers in English and French on the following topics:

  • Detection and Management of Acute Opioid Withdrawal
  • Detection and Management of Acute Opioid Intoxication
  • Switching Opioids Safely to Prevent Overdose
  • Management of Opioid Dependency in Pregnancy

The group developed a series of information sheets on the detection and management of acute opioid withdrawal and intoxication, and on how to switch opioids safely.

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