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Michael Scott Urton, MSN, CNS, APRN-BC

Michael Scott Urton is currently the Inpatient Rehabilitation Clinical Nurse Specialist at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he leads a variety of quality and patient safety initiatives. To improve care of patients with chronic pain, Michael implemented a Rehab Pain Consult service for rehabilitation patients, which resulted in improved patient satisfaction scores and reduced opioid-related adverse events.

Michael is an active speaker and educator on pain-related topics, having presented for both local and national organizations. Over a 22-year career in the Navy, Michael served as a Nurse Corps Officer in a variety of clinical and leadership capacities and, prior to his retirement, participated in a Department of the Navy initiative on improving the safety and efficacy of opioid-based pain management in Navy service members.