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Opioid Abuse: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:01 So let’s wrap this up. Opioids are drugs that act on the opioid receptors mu and kappa.

    00:06 They can act as agonist, partial-agonist or antagonist.

    00:11 The classic triad, that just means three signs of opioid overdose are comma, respiratory depression and pinpoint pupils.

    00:19 Opioid overdose is treated with naloxone as an opioid antagonist.

    00:25 We can give naloxone nose spray, IV, or IM.

    00:30 Naloxone only reverses opioids not any other sedative or stimulant type drugs.

    00:36 If the person hasn’t taken opioids, receiving naloxone is essentially harmless but it also won’t fix the CNS depressant effect.

    00:44 Thank you for watching our video today.


    About the Lecture

    The lecture Opioid Abuse: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Central Nervous System (CNS) Medications (Nursing).


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    1. It is ineffective but harmless.
    2. It can induce immediate withdrawal symptoms.
    3. It can cause muscle aches, insomnia, and anxiety.
    4. It can cause euphoria and respiratory depression.

    Author of lecture Opioid Abuse: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes


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