as Part of National Nurse's Month Appreciation
Bayville, NJ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) commemorated National Nurses Month and honored New Jersey nurses by offering its continuing education webinar for FREE throughout the month of May. 210 nurses throughout New Jersey signed on for the opportunity.
As part of the promotion nurses who signed up for the free webinar were entered into a raffle to win a $250 Amazon gift card. Cindy Zumbo of Bayville was selected as the winner.
PDFNJ wanted to recognize and appreciate the crucial work done by nurses in New Jersey by offering the webinar titled, “Do No Harm: Exploring Strategies for Safer Prescribing of Opioids,” that fulfills the state-mandated one hour of continuing education specific to opioids for nurses and other health care professionals. The curriculum includes information from medical, legal and law enforcement perspectives. While nurses do not prescribe opioids to patients, they serve a vital role in patient care and in pain management and benefit from continued education on opioids and the opioid crisis.
The New Jersey State Nurses Association partnered with PDFNJ in its efforts by sharing the course with its members throughout the state and amplifying the importance of opioid education and proper understanding of pain management.
“The New Jersey State Nurses Association was proud to team up with the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey to help provide New Jersey nurses with this important education opportunity on opioids and the opioid crisis,” NJSNA CEO Judy Schmidt said. “Nurses play an important role in patient care, and their expertise on pain management and safe and responsible opioid use is key to helping stem the opioid crisis. It is vital for the New Jersey State Nurses Association to work together with organizations like the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey to help address this epidemic.”
“New Jersey nurses have always represented the state with courage and selflessness, especially over the past year as they have served on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Angelo Valente, Executive Director of PDFNJ. “We are glad to have partnered up with the New Jersey State Nurses Association to help commemorate annual National Nurses Month by offering this webinar free of charge.”