Public Access to Naloxone: Provider Awareness and Prescribing Attitudes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602766
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Public Access to Naloxone: Provider Awareness and Prescribing Attitudes
Author(s):
Dambrino, Kathryn L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Phi
Author Details:
Kathryn L. Dambrino, RN, kathryn.dambrino@pop.belmont.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Abstract   Background Drug overdose deaths have become an escalating epidemic in the United States (U.S.) and are recognized as the leading cause of injury death. To combat opioid overdose, naloxone distribution to the public has been initiated in some states as a harm reduction strategy. Although new laws have been implemented allowing providers to prescribe naloxone for layperson use, minimal data is available to evaluate providers’ awareness, attitudes, and intentions to prescribe naloxone. Purpose  The purpose of this doctoral project is to describe and correlate the awareness, attitudes, and intentions of Tennessee providers in response to the Naloxone Rescue Act. Methods  The sample of physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs) from 306 certified pain medicine clinics in the state of Tennessee will be invited to complete electronic surveys assessing knowledge of naloxone laws, attitudes toward public access to naloxone, and intentions to prescribe naloxone. Using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) for statistical calculation, survey responses will be analyzed to determine if a linear correlation exists. Descriptive statistics will be used to display provider sociodemographic information. Results  The investigator anticipates description and correlation of the awareness, attitudes, and intentions of 50% of the invited providers. Descriptive statistics will help illustrate and explain the characteristics of the sample. Linear correlation results will help determine if a positive or negative relationship exists between provider awareness, attitudes, and intentions. From the findings, the investigator may also develop a standardized prescribing tool, which will both educate and guide prescribing practices for Tennessee providers, based on the providers’ responses. Conclusion             Because public access to naloxone is a relatively new approach to overdose prevention, more research is needed to evaluate provider awareness and willingness to prescribe naloxone to patients. Information about provider prescribing patterns will be useful for policymakers and healthcare professionals to efficiently implement public naloxone distribution.
Keywords:
Naloxone; Opioid Overdose; Provider Attitudes
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15RS1.26
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titlePublic Access to Naloxone: Provider Awareness and Prescribing Attitudesen
dc.contributor.authorDambrino, Kathryn L.en
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Phien
dc.author.detailsKathryn L. Dambrino, RN, kathryn.dambrino@pop.belmont.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602766en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Abstract   Background Drug overdose deaths have become an escalating epidemic in the United States (U.S.) and are recognized as the leading cause of injury death. To combat opioid overdose, naloxone distribution to the public has been initiated in some states as a harm reduction strategy. Although new laws have been implemented allowing providers to prescribe naloxone for layperson use, minimal data is available to evaluate providers’ awareness, attitudes, and intentions to prescribe naloxone. Purpose  The purpose of this doctoral project is to describe and correlate the awareness, attitudes, and intentions of Tennessee providers in response to the Naloxone Rescue Act. Methods  The sample of physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs) from 306 certified pain medicine clinics in the state of Tennessee will be invited to complete electronic surveys assessing knowledge of naloxone laws, attitudes toward public access to naloxone, and intentions to prescribe naloxone. Using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) for statistical calculation, survey responses will be analyzed to determine if a linear correlation exists. Descriptive statistics will be used to display provider sociodemographic information. Results  The investigator anticipates description and correlation of the awareness, attitudes, and intentions of 50% of the invited providers. Descriptive statistics will help illustrate and explain the characteristics of the sample. Linear correlation results will help determine if a positive or negative relationship exists between provider awareness, attitudes, and intentions. From the findings, the investigator may also develop a standardized prescribing tool, which will both educate and guide prescribing practices for Tennessee providers, based on the providers’ responses. Conclusion             Because public access to naloxone is a relatively new approach to overdose prevention, more research is needed to evaluate provider awareness and willingness to prescribe naloxone to patients. Information about provider prescribing patterns will be useful for policymakers and healthcare professionals to efficiently implement public naloxone distribution.en
dc.subjectNaloxoneen
dc.subjectOpioid Overdoseen
dc.subjectProvider Attitudesen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:36:17Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:36:17Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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