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Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS)

Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS)

This scale accompanies the Opioid Withdrawal Management Nursing Resource This scale helps to measure the severity of opioid withdrawal. It is shared to support Nurses who are working with a Physician to minimize the effects of opioid withdrawal in NAN community members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

THIS RESOURCE IS ONLY INTENDED TO BE REFERENCED BY TRAINED, REGISTERED NURSES. The information in this document is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on or available through this resource, and such information is subject to change without notice. Nurses, NAN community members, and the general public are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this resource with other sources, and to review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with a community physician or other medical professional. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS)

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