Recent studies show Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than by a motor vehicle crash.

Nursing professor Tammy Slater can discuss what the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is teaching students to prepare for the crisis they are entering and will be tackling as new and experienced grads.

As a nurse practitioner, Dr. Slater is an expert in looking past the initial hospital visit to longer-term follow up care and impact. A hospital visit is no longer just about the here and now, nurses need to look at the whole person, their family history, social barriers, and who is going to help them recover after they leave the hospital.

Tammy Slater is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and acute care nurse practitioner. She has extensive experience in medicine, surgery and critical care. Currently, she practices as an ACNP in cardiothoracic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and teaches advanced practice nursing.

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