Prescribing Practices and Management of Pain and Substance Use Disorder Course Agenda

Prescribing Practices and Management of Pain and Substance Use Disorder Course Agenda:

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FRIDAY

8:00 AM: Registration

8:30 – 10:30 AM:

  • Pre-Test
  • Introduction
  • Proper indications for prescribing
  • Choosing the medication
  • Requirement of adequate prior examination
  • Identifying contra-indications before prescribing
  • Identifying potential medication interactions before prescribing
  • Non-prescription (over-the-counter) drugs

10:30 – 10:45 AM: BREAK

10:45 AM – 12:30 PM:

  • Herbal remedy interactions
  • Food interactions
  • Alcohol interactions
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacodynamics

12:30 – 1:30 PM: LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:30 – 3:30 PM:

  • Dosing errors
  • Informed consent for medications
  • Instructions to patients on medications
  • Medication warnings for patients
  • Safe monitoring of patients

3:30 – 3:45 PM: BREAK

3:45 – 5:30 PM:

  • Preventing, identifying and managing medication non-compliance
  • Collaborative care
  • Terminating care of a patient on medication
  • Controlled substances prescribing requirements

5:30 PM: ADJOURN

 

SATURDAY

8:30 – 10:30 AM:

  • Treating addicted patients
  • Drug-seeking patients
  • Substance-abusing patients
  • Fraudulent prescriptions

10:30 – 10:45 AM: BREAK

10:45 AM – 12:30 PM:

  • Prescribing excessive quantities of medications
  • Clinician storage and dispensing of controlled substances
  • Chronic pain diagnosis
  • Chronic pain medication treatment
  • Chronic pain syndrome

12:30 – 1:30 PM: LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:30 – 3:30 PM:

  • Management of chronic insomnia
  • Classes of medications associated with increased risk
  • Medications prescribed for psychoactive effects

3:30 – 3:45 PM: BREAK

3:45 – 5:30 PM:

  • Prescribing function-enhancing medications
  • Internet medication prescribing
  • Internet medication purchases by patients

5:30 PM: ADJOURN

 

SUNDAY

8:30 – 10:30 AM:

  • Aiding and abetting of unlicensed practice
  • Prescribing by supervised nurse practitioners and physician assistants
  • Formulary conflicts
  • Acceptable off-label medication prescribing
  • Deviations from pharmaceutical manufacturers’ recommendations
  • Sources of information for prescribing medications
  • Illegible, ambiguous and contradictory medication orders

10:30 – 10:45 AM: BREAK

10:45 AM: – 12:45 PM:

  • Verbal orders, standing orders and PRN orders
  • Self-prescribing by clinicians
  • Prescribing for family members or friends
  • Common bases for actions by regulatory agencies relating to medications
  • Post-Test

12:45 PM: ADJOURN