Prescribing Controlled Drugs During a RxDA Epidemic, Part I and II
In this course, physicians will improve skills to identify patients at risk for substance use disorders, and recognize and deal with scams so as to decrease inappropriate prescribing and initiate treatment efforts.
This course, presented by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, addresses the basics of Cannabis and Cannabinoids, the therapeutic implementation of Cannabinoids, the risks, myths, and characteristics that make Cannabinoids different than conventional medication, and the relevant laws and rules that govern physicians who intend to certify patient eligibility for medical cannabis in Alabama.
Treating Postoperative Pain: A Better Way
You might be surprised that your post-operative patients require fewer oral pain medications than you think. Many patients are first exposed to opioids in a surgical setting. A rather shocking statistic is that approximately 6% of surgical patients who are prescribed opioids become long-term users. This course will describe the benefits of reduced or eliminated opioid use post-operatively.
Benzodiazepines and the Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
This course will help providers understand the pharmacology of benzodiazepines and the clinical indications in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders.
Dilemmas in Controlled Substance Prescribing
The panel discusses common problems seen by the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners in prescribing controlled substances. From the need to have a signed patient agreement to the nuances of prescribing multiple controlled substances and their interactions, the panel present multiple problems seen frequently in opioid prescribing. Examples of misuse and abuse are detailed as well as aids to help the prescriber trying to use controlled substances appropriately.
Navigating the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was first developed in 2006 as a clinical tool for prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances to promote public health and welfare by detecting diversion, abuse, and misuse of prescription medications classified as controlled substances under the Alabama Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Alabama law requires anyone who dispenses Class II, III, IV, and V controlled substances to report the dispersing of these drugs to the PDMP. This course reviews the latest updates and improvements to the database.
Controlled Substance Issues in Palliative Medicine and Geriatrics
This course reviews the issues associated with Controlled Substances in Palliative Medicine and Geriatrics.
Case Studies from the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners (ALBME)
This panel discussion focuses on scenarios of inappropriate prescribing and professionalism seen by the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners as a roadmap to avoid pitfalls in prescribing of controlled substances.
Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation: A Path to Wellness for Healthcare Professionals
As a healthcare industry we need to recognize the mental health toll faced by physicians, provide support and foster a culture of acceptance so that they don’t have to be super heroes to the detriment of their own health.
Post-Roe Abortion Law in Alabama
The speakers in this webinar will break down the component statutes in the Human Life Protection Act to inform learners what the law allows or restricts when it comes to abortion, answer common questions about the new law, and provide some risk management suggestions to avoid violations of the law.