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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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Substance UseOpioid Use Disorders

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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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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State Opioid Treatment Authorities

SAMHSA's by-state alphabetized list of State Opioid Treatment Authorities.