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These messages will display in edit mode only. UC faculty helps nurses find new ways to combat opioid epidemic

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Angela Clark, College of Nursing

Angela Clark, a professor in the College of Nursing and her research team developed a training program to teach nurses how to protect themselves while caring for overdose victims outside the emergency department where their safety was at risk.

Training like this is just one example of the new skills nurses are learning as they respond to the nation’s opioid epidemic, which has led to the deaths of more than 400,000 people in the U.S. since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. wrote about the Be-SAFE program.