By changing approach to pain, hospitals can cut into opioid epidemic

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By changing approach to pain, hospitals can cut into opioid epidemic

Patient Ashley Copeland talks to her mother Sue Iverson in the Swedish Medical Center emergency department. Copeland was treated for a severe headache with a nerve blocking anesthetic, but no opioid painkillers. She was discharged and advised to use over-the-counter medicine for pain.

By changing approach to pain, hospitals can cut into opioid epidemic

Patient Ashley Copeland talks to her mother Sue Iverson in the Swedish Medical Center emergency department. Copeland was treated for a severe headache with a nerve blocking anesthetic, but no opioid painkillers. She was discharged and advised to use over-the-counter medicine for pain.
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