The U. S. Opioid epidemic has had a devastating impact on all facets of society. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about two million Americans abused prescription painkillers and more than 14,000 prescription opioid overdoses deaths were reported in 2014. Log in to read more
As a nurse executive, you face many challenges in the daily pursuit of your job. What you may not realize is that there are a myriad of legislative challenges that could seriously impact the nursing profession as a whole. Congressional oversight dictates many of our own policies. The question is: do you want to have a seat at the table? Below are several issues that could be game-changers for our profession. We urge you to learn about each one and consider its impact on your ability to do your job.