Shepherd University in partnership with the Photobiomodulation Therapy Foundation, announced its new health education initiative Wednesday during a day-long workshop, which introduced PBM, or photobiomodulation, to Shepherd’s advanced practice nurses and faculty members. It is considered the first step in bringing the application of light-based treatments into the nursing curriculum.
“PBM is important to West Virginians,” said Dr. Sharon Mailey, acting dean for and chair of the Department of Nursing Education, in a press release. “Our state leads the nation in opioid overdose deaths. PBM’s effectiveness in treating pain can create a viable alternative treatment that will help reduce dependence on addictive and dangerous medications.”
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