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Learning to treat patients who use opioids

Learning to treat patients
who use opioids

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Most teens using less marijuana, post-legalization

Marijuana use falls
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College of Nursing climbs NIH research ranking

College of Nursing
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Celebrating 50 years of impact

50 Years of Impact

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  • group shot in a classroom Course helps WSU Health Sciences students treat patients who use opioids

    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.

    Soon it will be freely available online to any university wanting to offer the curriculum to its students. A follow-up grant also will adapt … » More …

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  • Portrait of Teresa Bigand Cannabis research honored at grad-student expo

    Portrait of Teresa Bigand

    A research study led by Teresa Bigand, who’ll receive her PhD from the WSU College of Nursing next month, was honored at a graduate-student research expo in Pullman recently.

    Bigand’s study explored the effects of cannabis on people who use opioids for pain.

    It was awarded a second-place finish in the Medical and Life Sciences category at the Graduate and Professional Student Association Research Exposition. There were 192 submissions to that exposition, with 80 research projects accepted for … » More …

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  • group shot Nursing student’s concussion research wins award


    WSU College of Nursing senior Jacquelyn Deichman won a top award at the university’s undergraduate research showcase last week with her work on treatment of adolescent concussions.

    The Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) was held on March 25 in Pullman.

    Deichman took home a Crimson Award in the Social Sciences category for her poster, “Return-to-play Legislation and Concussions: Are More Youth Leaving the Emergency Department Without Being Seen?”

    Her mentor was Janessa Graves, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing.

    Deichman conducted the research for her WSU Honors College thesis. She used data to gauge whether a decade-old law … » More …

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