CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
MARCH 9, 2019
TWO COURSES BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Saving people’s lives and educating our colleagues on a deep understanding of the epidemic of narcotics, drug addiction, recognition and prevention of this national issue is our goal. Therefore, by popular demand, we are repeating this course one last time before the renewal period ends. This course provides a look at how the epidemic began and how dental professionals can help to reduce this deadly issue in our society. We have modified and added an extra section on alternative treatment for certain serious medical conditions to include the use of Marijuana as well. An interesting look at CBD, what seems to be an alternative to narcotics. The state of Pennsylvania requires biennial training in pain management, drug addiction, and the practice of prescribing opioids which we will discuss in this course.
PAIN MANAGEMENT, DRUG ADDICTION AND THE PRACTICE OF
PRESCRIBING AND DISPENSING OPIOIDS (4 CE)
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
CHILD ABUSE RECOGNITION AND REPORTING TRAINING
FOR MANDATED REPORTERS (2 CE)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2019
PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
4170 CITY AVENUE
PAIN MANAGEMENT, DRUG ADDICTION AND THE PRACTICE OF PRESCRIBING AND DISPENSING OPIOIDS (4 CE)
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Each day, more than 115 people in the United States die of opioid overdose. Prescription pain relievers, including synthetic opioids such as Vicodin, Percocet, Percodan and Oxycontin are overprescribed by physicians and dentists, and subsequently leads to patient misuse and addiction. Today our nation faces an epidemic that greatly affects public health and social welfare. The epidemic also has financial consequences: the CDC estimates that the total economic burden of prescription opioid misuse in the United States exceeds $78.5 billion a year. In this state mandatory course, we will review the history of opioids development and the most commonly used techniques of pain management, including local anesthetics used in dentistry. It will encompass the new state regulations and guide you in implementing them into your practice.
MANSOOR MADANI, DMD
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR LICENSE RENEWAL: IF YOU HAVE NOT YET TAKEN BOTH THE OPIOIDS AND THE CHILD ABUSE COURSE FOR THIS RENEWAL PERIOD, IT IS A PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD REQUIREMENT THAT YOU ATTEND THESE COURSES BETWEEN APRIL 2017 AND MARCH 2019 FOR LICENSE RENEWAL.
Five children die every day as a result of child abuse. Child abuse or maltreatment consists of all forms of physical, emotional, sexual abuse, including neglect and exploitation. As dental and medical professionals, we have a responsibility to report any indicators or signs of child abuse. In order to properly comply with the legal mandate for all health professionals to report suspected cases of child maltreatment, healthcare professionals must be aware of their responsibilities. The importance of an early recognition is crucial to effective intervention. All members of the healthcare team have a unique opportunity and legal obligation to assist in identifying and reporting child abuse. This course will fulfill the 2 hour training requirement to renew your dental license in March 2019 as well as all other Pennsylvania State Board health related licensees.
Course Goals and Learning Objectives:
- Understand the role, rights, and responsibilities of mandated & permissive reporters
- Identify the infrastructure for protecting children from abuse
- Recognize potential signs of abuse or neglect
- Determine when, how and where to report suspected child abuse
- Understand the important facts & guidelines as it relates to the welfare of children in cases of abuse
- Identify the expanded legal definition of child abuse based on Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law
MANSOOR MADANI, DMD
This child abuse course is a requirement EVERY TWO YEARS in order to renew your professional license. Therefore, all health related licensees applying for the renewal of a license issued by the Department of State Board shall be required to complete at least two hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of renewal (Act 31).
This Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting CE Course has been approved by The Department of Human Services to fulfill Act 31 mandatory CE requirements for licensed healthcare professionals.
(For those taking the Opioids ONLY or not taking any CE courses)
To receive a refund, payments/cancellations must be received no later than 2/22/19.
*A $30 late fee will be applied to CE courses if paying on or after 2/23/19.
* A $10 late fee will be applied to the CPR course if paying on or after 2/23/19.
*If mailing a check, the envelope must be post marked prior to 2/22/19.