Thursday May 25, 2023

How Jefferson trains students to battle the city’s opioid epidemic

In a city in the throes of a debilitating opioid epidemic, faculty and students at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have undertaken a mission of awareness and education related to combatting overdoses and saving lives. It is a daunting task that requires an all-hands response to – in a true Jefferson sense – help improve lives.

From the Rams for Recovery group and the Student Opioid Response Team to lessons within the nursing, population health, medical, health-communication design, trauma counselling and many other programs, harm-reduction efforts include learning how to safely administer Suboxone and Narcan (which has come into play in real-life situations) and mapping out and improving the patient treatment journey in Philadelphia.

In this episode of the Nexus Podcast, experts across many fields of study at the University discuss the epidemic’s societal impacts locally, its impacts within the health-care world and what people can do to help.





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