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Case Report: Consent for the Use of Off-Label Drugs and Devices (1 hour Monograph) 1.00 Online
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“Off-label use” is not a phrase that many patients have heard from prescribing practitioners but, when there has been an untoward effect, it has led to claims of malpractice. Many drugs and devices commonly prescribed are used off-label (as defined by the FDA) but this fact is not often disclosed to patients. Legal and ethical considerations for disclosure of FDA status and patient consent are examined in this education to help guide the practitioner.

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Diagnosis Error, Part 4: Learning from Cases - Root Cause Analysis (1 credit, Monograph) 1.00 Online
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Mark Graber MD presents. Aviation safety has improved by learning from disasters and near misses. Diagnostic error may benefit from the same approach, but new tools are needed. These include facilitating reports from involved patients and providers; leveraging electronic data; and Root Cause Analysis to examine all of the cognitive, system-related and other causes.

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Opioid Mortality Epidemic-What Prescribing Physicians Can Do (2 hour Monograph) 2.00 Online
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Deaths from opioid overdose have risen to epidemic levels, leading to a proliferation of many regulations and counter-measures, such as the pharmacy drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). This monograph will assess the effectiveness of these measures, review existing clinical practice guidelines, and offer conservative prescribing principles and tools that can best help physicians define their own policies and reduce risk in prescribing controlled substances for their patients.

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Pediatric Asthma Part I: Risks, Burden, Practice Gaps (0.5 hour Monograph) 1.00 Online
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Asthma is the most common chronic health condition in children under 18 years old. Low-income, minority and underserved populations are most at risk for poor outcomes. While there have been significant improvements in asthma care, barriers to the implementation of effective treatment remain. This monograph gives an overview of pediatric asthma statistics and practice gaps.

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Pediatric Asthma Part I: Risks, Burden, Practice Gaps - For Nurses (0.5 contact hour - Monograph) 1.00 Online
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Asthma is the most common chronic health condition in children under 18 years old. Low-income, minority and underserved populations are most at risk for poor outcomes. While there have been significant improvements in asthma care, barriers to the implementation of effective treatment remain. This monograph gives an overview of pediatric asthma statistics and practice gaps.

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Polypharmacy in the Elderly: Managing Multiple Medications in the Senior Population (1 credit Monograph) 1.00 Online
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The prevalence of many chronic conditions increases with age, and so do the number of medications prescribed to manage them. 

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Prescribing Controlled Substances (1.5 hour Monograph) 1.50 Online
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Description: According to the CDC, drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury deaths in the US, and this death rate more than doubled from 1999 to 2013. Abused drugs included opioid pain killers, stimulants, -and -depressants, and the majority of these drugs are obtained from physicians by overlapping prescriptions or by patient visits to multiple prescribers. Learning about controlled substances, how they work, how they can lead to addiction, the risks and benefits of these medications, and how patients might use these substances incorrectly will benefit all physicians, helping them to formulate and pursue various approaches to prevent misuse or abuse.

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Slowing Antibiotic Resistance: Strategies for Outpatient Pediatricians (1 hour Monograph) 1.00 Online
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Studies of antibiotics provided to US children found that over half of all antibiotic prescriptions in the outpatient setting are given for infections that are likely viral rather than bacterial. In such situations, the medication prescribed has no therapeutic benefit but may have side effects that are inconvenient or harmful. Also, inappropriate antibiotic use speeds the development of resistant bacterial strains to the detriment of public health. Pediatricians and other professionals evaluating and prescribing for children will benefit from strategies that promote antibiotic stewardship.

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Transitioning Care in the Face of Painkiller Addiction or Abuse 1.00 Online
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“I’ll be going out of town next week,” says Mrs. Johnson, “so I’m hoping you can refill my prescription today.” Mrs. Johnson is a long-term patient whom you trust, but this is her second request for an early refill of oxycodone. How should you evaluate her request in light of the 16,000 unintended deaths each year from prescription opioid analgesics?
 
Every touch point with a patient is an opportunity to consider risks of opioid therapy and to realign management towards best health outcomes. This one-hour webinar offers an ethical framework for evaluation that will also help you to engage patients in conversations that build partnership. You’ll hear examples of dialogue that squarely addresses high-risk situations and options for tapering or alternative treatment.

Please note that the resources included with this course were curremt at the time of the review in February 2018.
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