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Oct 07 - 08, 2019 | CME 16.50 | USD $1650 | College Station, Texas
Pharmacology and Prescribing of Opioids & Other Controlled Medications Course is organized by A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (ARCHI) and will be held from Oct 07 - 08, 2019 at Texas A&M Health Science Center Rural and Community Health Institute, College Station, Texas, United States of America. This course has been approved for 16.5 hours of CME, including 4 Ethics Credits. Description: This course is a two-day educational program aimed at enhancing medication prescribing behaviors. It is a joint effort of the Texas A&M KSTAR Program and the Rangel School of Pharmacy at the Texas A&M Health Science Center. Specifically designed for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Podiatrists, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Assistants, Nurses, and anyone who prescribes, has contact with medications, or wants to increase their knowledge of pharmacology and optimal prescribing practices. The course will examine this important topic from legal, regulatory, biomedical, clinical, patient, and patient safety perspectives. Course Objectives: • Name correct prescribing practices • Define the laws pertaining to the prescribing of drugs and controlled substances • Recognize problematic areas --where physicians often get into trouble • Recognize the pharmacology of select medications that tend be problematic • Review drug-drug interactions and some tools that can assist in identifying and describing risks • Identify and manage difficult patients, such as those with seeking behaviors • Discuss poly-pharmacy, medication reconciliation, and a review of strategies for simplifying medication regimens and identifying safety concerns • Explain ways to improve patient adherence/compliance with medications • Describe the newer technologies of electronic prescribing, clinical decision-support tools, and automated medication dispensaries • Review of some common chronic pain syndromes and discuss optimal management • Name of recent developments with regard to prescribed medications, including new drugs, warnings, and medications being developed or undergoing trials • Discuss Texas laws that apply to the prescribing of medications, including pain management and other areas that can be problematic • Outline upcoming schedule changes (DEA) for hydrocodone and tramadol including new requirements when prescribing • Recognize recent changes in Texas Law and prescriptive authority agreements • Review the Texas Prescription Access System, how and when it should be utilized, and who has permission to access it (course faculty will be available to help course attendees set up their own accounts to access the system) • Identify chronic pain management strategies that avoid use of medication with potential for abuse • Review current trends in complementary medicine, including potential risks and benefits • Explain the over-prescribing of antibiotics, and review strategies to minimize overuse Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.