CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
THIS COURSE WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE ONLINE.
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PAIN MANAGEMENT, DRUG ADDICTION AND THE PRACTICE OF
PRESCRIBING AND DISPENSING OPIOIDS (4 CE)
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. This course provides a look at how the epidemic began and how dental professionals can help to reduce this deadly issue in our society. 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.
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 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 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.
COURSE GOALS AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Analyze and utilize a medical history questionnaire effectively.
- List and demonstrate proper use of the items in a medical emergency kit.
- Recognize “red flags” in the medical history that require further investigation.
- Review recent lab tests, recent medication changes and other relevant medical information.
- Design a medical emergency management plan for your dental office and be able to calmly execute it.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies and demonstrate the correct action for each type.
- Understand the possible outcomes for patients who exhibit pulmonary, cerebrovascular, cardiovascular diseases, insulin reaction, diabetic coma, syncope, seizures and allergic reactions.
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.
Since the CE course is now being offered online, we have moved the CPR course to our office. The time slots have changed from previously organized. You must be registered ahead of time. No walk-ins. Attendees who are pre-registered will receive email confirmation. You must arrive 15 minutes before class time to check-in. There will be no refunds/credits for no shows or late arrivals.
SESSION I: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
SESSION II: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
SESSION III: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (FULL)
15 N. Presidential Blvd., Suite 301
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Once the courses are available online, no refunds will be issued.
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