Responsible Prescribing: Safeguarding Against Drug Diversion in Texas

Learn responsible prescribing, drug diversion prevention, & PMP in Texas healthcare. Navigate legal compliance & patient care nuances for safer practices.

This course equips Texas healthcare professionals with crucial insights into controlled substance prescribing, drug diversion prevention, and the state's Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). Covering legal compliance, responsible prescribing, and effective pain management, the course addresses the nuanced landscape of patient care. Participants will gain expertise in assessing addiction risk, navigating bias, and utilizing the PMP. From understanding terminology to accurate billing, this course offers a streamlined, comprehensive approach to enhance prescribing practices and ensure patient safety in compliance with state and federal regulations.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand best practices for assessing the risk of addiction and misuse of controlled substances in patients.
  2. Apply State and Federal laws governing the prescribing, management, and monitoring of controlled substances, including utilizing the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program.
  3. Develop and implement an effective system for managing, monitoring, and discontinuing controlled substance use in pain treatment.
  4. Document patient care in compliance with State and Federal regulations.
  5. Differentiate treatment approaches for various pain types, considering nonpharmacological options and identifying risks of diversion, addiction, and misuse.

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  • 2.00 ANCC


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