Part of what I will introduce to Nassau County Legislators:

When patients are groggy from surgery or following an injury, they are often given pain medication or a prescription for pain medication and told when to take it. Maybe 2 times a day.

The word opioid is not used.  Opioid is a term mostly used by medical professionals and the media.  The word opioid needs to be used when talking to patients so they understand the seriousness of the medication they are receiving.  This medication is part of the “Opioid crisis” they hear about.  A patient given OxyContin or Vicodin may not know they are getting an opioid.

Additionally, healthcare professionals call this health literacy putting the responsibility on the patient to know and understand this.  I want to suggest that this is about communication not literacy so medical professionals are also responsible for being understood and this sort of communication is a two-way responsibility.

Views: 30

Comment

You need to be a member of 516Ads Custom Internet Page to add comments!

Join 516Ads Custom Internet Page

Members

Latest Activity

Eric Cloutier Insurance. shared a profile on Facebook
4 hours ago
David Gussin shared Susan Capurso's blog post on Facebook
5 hours ago
David Gussin shared their blog post on Facebook
10 hours ago
David Gussin shared their blog post on Facebook
10 hours ago
David Gussin posted a blog post

Coming Up Next!!! Stonebridge, North Shore Breakfast, January Dates ...

516Ads.com & 631Ads.com Suffolk Business Luncheon (Toy Drive*) Thursday, December 12, 2019 12PM…See More
10 hours ago
David Gussin posted an event
Thumbnail

516Ads/ 718Ads ... Business Networking Breakfast at North Shore Towers & Country Club

December 19, 2019 from 8am to 10am
516Ads/ 718Ads...Business Networking BreakfastThursday, December 19, 2019  8AM@…See More
11 hours ago
David Gussin posted a blog post

516Ads.com - Stonebridge, North Shore, Unlimited Potential, Recap, IBWC, LIASB, NAIPC, Quick Hits, Quote...

516Ads.com - Stonebridge, North Shore, Unlimited Potential, Recap, IBWC, LIASB, NAIPC, Quick Hits,…See More
Sunday
David Gussin posted a blog post

516Ads/ 718Ads ... Business Networking Breakfast

516Ads/ 718Ads...Business Networking BreakfastThursday, December 19, 2019  8AM@…See More
Friday

© 2019   Created by 516 Ads.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service