The Doctor’s Advocate | First Quarter 2022

Complimentary CME: Safe Opioid Prescribing for Physicians and Dentists

Opioids play an important role in pain management, both in acute and chronic care settings. But overuse, misuse, and diversion have contributed to an opioid-related epidemic leading to addiction and death. Guidelines, regulations, studies, and solutions are emerging—including recommendations from the CDC that can address the epidemic and allow for effective and appropriate use of these drugs.

Earn 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 2.5 ADA CE Credits with Safe Opioid Prescribing for Physicians and Dentists, our on-demand program that provides a useful and informative examination of the epidemic’s prevalence and effects. The program, which was developed for generalists and specialists, also discusses regulations and legal responses, closed malpractice claims, guidelines, and treatment options.

Find this course and explore our catalog of complimentary on-demand activities.

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The guidelines suggested in this newsletter are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. They attempt to define principles of practice for providing appropriate care. The principles are not inclusive of all proper methods of care nor exclusive of other methods reasonably directed at obtaining the same results.

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First Quarter 2022

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An Ounce of Prevention
Clinician Burnout: From a Crisis to a Movement

Nine Tips for Telehealth Clinical Documentation

Foundation News
Foundation Accepting Letters of Intent for 2022 Grants

Complimentary CME: Safe Opioid Prescribing for Physicians and Dentists

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