The USF Health College of Nursing is determined to help mitigate the opioid epidemic in rural areas through an educational fellowship. The Advanced Pain Management... Read More
Samantha Pykkonen, APRN, CRNA, became increasingly unhappy with her career over the years. She worked in the intensive care unit as a registered nurse for about six... Read More
Every day it seems, news about the opioid crisis is in the headlines. By some estimates, more than 2 million Americans are addicted to prescription pain killers, and each day there are more than 100 opioid-related deaths in the United States.
Pain is a leading cause of disability in the United States. Abuse of pain prescription opioids is also at an all-time high. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 78 Americans die every day from opioid overdose.