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By Abygail Clemens, Nursing; Patrick Sjolin, Nursing; Alexis Burley, Nursing
Advisor: Jeanine Goodin
Presentation ID: PM_B17
Abstract: In the U.S., approximately 21.5 million people ages 12 and over have recently reported battling a substance abuse disorder. The overuse of opioids to treat pain management strongly contributes to this epidemic, specifically in Cincinnati. The purpose of this educational study is to inform future nurses about alternative therapies for managing pain in post-surgical patients and to teach participants how to effectively implement these interventions. A PowerPoint will be created and presented to a class of students at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. The information focuses on acupuncture, massage therapy, music therapy, and cold therapy. A post-education quiz and survey will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the session. Results from the evaluation will be analyzed and presented in this study.