18DE010 - Treating Pain More Safely for Dental Healthcare Providers (VC)

Dec 14, 2017 Dentistry

18DE010 - Treating Pain More Safely for Dental Healthcare Providers (VC)

Description

Western North Carolina has been hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic, which includes heroin, other illicit drugs and prescription pain medications. In 2014, 17 of 23 Western N.C. counties ranked among the top in the state in the rate of fatal overdoses– more than 20 deaths for every 100,000 residents. Statewide data also show that all but five counties in the region have higher-than-average rates of opioid pills prescribed per person, particular in counties near the Tennessee border. Learn about this epidemic in our region, steps to take to perform safe opioid prescribing, ways to manage patients with potential drug seeking behaviors, and consider safer alternatives for treating dental pain following dental procedures.

This one-hour lecture/discussion will meet the annual controlled substance prescribing practice and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management continuing education requirement for dentists' license renewal in 2018 by the NC State Board of Dental Examiners.

Target Audience

Dental Healthcare Providers

Objectives

  • Cite the impact of opioid overdosing and death in WNC, and list current opioid prescribing regulations and guidelines
  • Implement safer opioid prescribing protocols, access the CSRS as needed, develop ways to manage patients with chronic pain on opioids who present with acute dental pain following dental procedures
  • Discuss opioid alternatives to treat dental pain following dental procedures

Sessions

Live at MAHEC or via VideoConference

18DE010 - Treating Pain More Safely for Dental Healthcare Providers - LIVE at MAHEC
12/14 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Treating Pain More Safely for Dental Healthcare Providers - via Videoconference at CLAY COUNTY Health Department - 345 Courthouse Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904
12/14 6:00 PM–7:00 PM

Credits

.100 CEU

1.000 Contact Hours

1.000 Contact Hours

Dental Hygienists: This course has met the criteria of the North Carolina Dental Hygiene Academy of advanced Studies for 1.0 hours of continuing education credit.

1.000 ADA CERP

Fees

$40.00 Registration Fee
Applies 12/8–12/14
$25.00 Registration Fee - MAHEC Dental Staff
Applies 12/8–12/14
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