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Heather Stringer

About Heather Stringer

Heather Stringer is a health and science freelance writer based in San Jose, Calif. She has 20 years of writing experience and her work has appeared in publications such as Scientific American, Discover, Proto, Cure, Women and the Monitor on Psychology.

Nurses find new ways to combat opioid epidemic

By | 2019-12-11T16:00:52-05:00 December 11th, 2019|Categories: Nursing news|

As efforts to address the opioid epidemic have intensified in recent years, a nurse and her research team started noticing an unprecedented trend — an increasing number of people needed emergency services after receiving naloxone (Narcan), an opioid antagonist used for complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose.

IOM Future of Nursing report card: Progress after 10 years  

By | 2019-07-24T12:32:59-04:00 July 1st, 2019|Categories: Nursing careers and jobs, Nursing education|

The goal of the IOM Future of Nursing report was to provide a prescription for nurses to facilitate the nation’s shift from hospital-based services to a system focused on prevention and wellness in the community. Find out what progress was made and what still needs attention moving forward, according to nursing experts.