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NHPCO Webinar - Addressing Drug Diversion

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

October 12, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

In this Webinar, faculty will review the current applications of safe prescribing practices in hospice and palliative medicine, discuss universal precautions in the context of safe and effective prescribing of opioids for pain, review the assessment and management of risk for abuse, diversion and addiction for patients and families, including the use of medication agreements and monitoring, and consider strategies to identify and address drug diversion. Additionally, participants will learn how the use of state prescription drug monitoring programs and electronic prescribing can be used as tools to continue safely prescribing opioids for effective palliation of pain.

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify tools and strategies to minimize drug diversion in the practice of hospice and palliative care
  • Discuss electronic tools used in prescribing controlled substances in hospice and palliative care
  • Discuss strategies to identify and address both patient and family drug diversion

Faculty

Bernice Burkarth, MD, HMDC, FAAHPM

Dr. Burkarth is the Senior Medical Director of Palliative Services at Treasure Health in Stuart, Florida and has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine since 2005. She received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, after which she completed her neurosurgical residency at Albany Medical Center. She went on to practice general neurosurgery in the Treasure Coast until dedicating herself to the practice of hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Burkarth currently serves as the Section Leader for the Physician/Advanced Practice Practitioners Section of the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals (NCHPP).  In addition, Dr. Burkarth is an assistant clinical professor at Florida State University School of Medicine, Fort Pierce campus.

Counselor: The National Hospice and Palliative Care has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6232. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHPCO is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 
 

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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