That was the message behind three days of speakers and workshops at the TIPed Institute on the Washington State University Health Sciences campus.
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Any health care provider in Washington is likely to encounter patients who use opioids, either legally prescribed or illegally obtained.
Caring for those patients takes teamwork and communication – skills that now are being taught to students in the medicine, pharmacy and nursing programs at WSU Health Sciences.
The two-hour class was developed by faculty at WSU using funding from the Washington Department of Health. About 350 students from WSU and Eastern Washington University took the class in January and February.