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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Resources

A collection of resources curated for psychiatric-mental health nurses: From toolkits to graduate school listings, the APNA Resource Center is your first access point for information on topics across the spectrum of psychiatric-mental health nursing.

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HRSA Office of Women’s Health Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources and information to bolster care coordination services for women with opioid use disorder.
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Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale

An 11-item scale designed to be administered by a clinician. Source: Wesson, D. R., & Ling, W. (2003). The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS). J Psychoactive Drugs, 35(2),
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Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorders

Two free webinars for RNs & APRNs to educate and empower those who provide care to individuals impacted by the opioid epidemic.
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PCSS-MAT Archived Webinars

Archived webinars from the Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies
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Naloxone Prescription Mandates

A fact sheet that lists state legislation to increase access to the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone, including provisions that allow for the distribution of naloxone through pharmacies.
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Treatment Improvement Protocol 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

This guideline, released by SAMHSA in May 2020, provides information on clinical best practices for using medication-assisted treatment to combat the opioid epidemic.
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SAMHSA Publication Update – Medications

This 2020 Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews the use of the three FDA approved medications —methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine—and the other strategies and services needed to support recovery.
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SAMHSA Issue Brief: The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue

July 2020 Data on prevalence of opioid misuse in the Hispanic/Latino population as well as outreach and engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment.
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Drug Overdose Immunity and Good Samaritan Laws

National Conference of State Legislatures national maps and information for opioid antagonist (naloxone) access and for Good Samaritan overdose immunity laws.
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Opioid Resource Network

The State Targeted Response Technical Assistance Consortium (STR-TA) provides education and training to support evidence-based practices for opioid use disorders.
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Providers Clinical Support System Resources

Resources for treating OUD and chronic pain developed for health professionals, patients, family members, and significant others of patients and the general community to learn more about the evidence-based
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Opioid Response Network

Training and technical assistance via local experts across the country, focusing on applying evidence-based practices in prevention, treatment and recovery to meet locally identified needs.