Department of Nursing to unveil a major new light-based health initiative

Shepherd University, in partnership with the PBM Foundation, is announcing a new strategic health education initiative promoting the use of light-based health treatments, also known as photobiomodulation (PBM), during a daylong workshop on Wednesday, January 24.

The workshop will introduce PBM to Shepherd’s advanced practice nurses and is the first step in bringing the science and 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. “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.” more…

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