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Prescribing Controlled Drugs

Location: Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Center for Professional Health

Course Objectives:  After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:

1) The drug-seeking patient
2) Chemical dependency using SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)
3) Risky prescribing practices of controlled substances
4) Current information on proper prescribing practices of controlled substances
5) Strategies to avoid risky prescribing behaviors
6) Information on participants own state prescription drug monitoring program.

Target Audience: Healthcare professionals who prescribe controlled substances especially those individuals who have been cited for inappropriate prescribing.
Course Faculty:

William Swiggart, MS
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Center for Professional Health

Ron Neufeld, BSW, LADAC
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Addiction Psychiatry
Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program (VCAP)

Charlene M. Dewey, MD, MEd, FACP
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Division of General Internal Medicine & Public Health

Course Outline (click here)

Accreditation: Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.