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Drug overdose is a huge problem facing the health care system in Kentucky. Drug overdose deaths are acute poisoning deaths due to prescription or illicit drugs. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, Kentucky had the second highest drug overdose death rate in the US in 2013.

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
Kentucky Department for Public Health - (Released October 2015)

Health care providers encounter patients seeking prescription or illicit drugs in all work settings and routinely provide 24-hour care to patients in hospital. They are in frequent contact with patients seeking health care who use illicit drugs and face complex clinical and personal situations that require a high level of clinical competence, expertise, and skill. Practitioners are concerned about prescribing opioids because of the problems with addiction and regulatory oversight.

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Tips for Prescribing/Dispensing Controlled Substances Within the Law

Drug overdose is a huge problem facing the health care system in Kentucky. Drug overdose deaths are acute poisoning deaths due to prescription or illicit drugs. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, Kentucky had the second highest drug overdose death rate in the U.S. in 2013.

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center - Faculty

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 0.50
    • Other: 0.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Apr 6, 2023
  • Cost: Free
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Reducing Stigma: The Past, Present and Future of Recovery

Drug overdose is a huge problem facing the health care system in Kentucky. Drug overdose deaths are acute poisoning deaths due to prescription or illicit drugs. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, Kentucky had the second highest drug overdose death rate in the U.S. in 2013.

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center - Faculty

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • Other: 0.75
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Apr 7, 2023
  • Cost: Free
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Keynote Address – An Epidemic of Addiction: Responding to the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis

Addiction affects 10-20% of the population without prejudice to race, sex, income, or age. With the increasing death rate due to legal prescriptions and drugs manufactured illegally, dentists and dental hygienists need to incorporate the ADA policy on opiates into their practice to address the problem. They also need to know if medical marijuana is a viable alternative...

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • Other: 0.75
    • CDE: 0.75
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jun 28, 2021
  • Cost: Free
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Laws and Regulations Applicable to Prescribing Controlled Substances – Kentucky Board of Dentistry

Dentists need to read the Kentucky statutes describing the practice of dentistry.

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • Other: 0.75
    • CDE: 0.75
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 18, 2021
  • Cost: Free
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Peer Assistance for the Dental Team Member with Opioid Dependency

Roughly 1 in 7 people in the United States (14.6% of the population) are expected to develop a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) at some point in their lives (per 2016 US Surgeon General’s report). Dentists need to know where to turn for help.

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • Other: 0.50
    • CDE: 0.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Aug 5, 2021
  • Cost: Free
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Stoners, Dragon Chasers, Tweakers and Drunks – Not in My Practice…Yeah Right!!!

This module explores the current trends in illicit drug use-specifically marijuana. A significant percentage of patients in our practices (and our lives) may be abusing illicit drugs. Strategies will be discussed to help identify, manage difficult conversations, and treat this demographic.

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • Other: 1.00
    • CDE: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 17, 2021
  • Cost: Free
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Meeting Patients Where They Are: Lessons from the UK First Bridge Clinic

Low-threshold medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) clinics represent a key link between episodes of illness driven by opioid use disorder (OUD) and effective management of OUD.

Sharing lessons learned from the roll-out of low-threshold MOUD clinics is needed to improve patient care.

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • CPE: 1.00
    • CNE: 0.75
    • Other: 0.75
    • CDE: 0.75
    • CPHCE: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 13, 2022
  • Cost: Free
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KASPER Update

KASPER is a controlled substance prescription monitoring system designed to be a source of information to assist practitioners and pharmacists with providing medical and pharmaceutical patient care using controlled substance medications. KASPER also provides an investigative tool for law enforcement and regulatory agencies to assist with authorized reviews and...

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CPE: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
    • CDE: 1.00
    • CPHCE: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Sep 19, 2022
  • Cost: Free
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The Beautiful Boy

Health care providers, family members, and friends need to have the skills to prevail over the anger and hopelessness that is felt when dealing with the affliction of addiction by utilizing "great reserves of love
and discipline to investigate what might help...” New York Times

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • CPE: 1.50
    • CNE: 1.50
    • Other: 1.50
    • CDE: 1.50
    • CPHCE: 2.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Sep 16, 2022
  • Cost: Free
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Substance Use Disorders in Your Medical Practice: Treatment and Referral Updates

Because of inadequate provision of addiction treatment in physician practices and referrals to appropriate specialty care, health care professionals need education on the nature of addiction as a chronic brain disease and application of the chronic disease model to this disorder. This training has been approved by KBML as meeting statutory requirements of...

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
    • CDE: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Sep 11, 2022
  • Cost: Free
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Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: The Evidence Base and Common Pitfalls and Myths

Medication treatment for Opioid Use Disorder remains poorly understood such that few affected individuals ever receive these effective FDA-approved medications.

Providers need to know how treatment helps save lives and how they can identify and link patients to treatment.

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.25
    • Other: 1.25
    • CDE: 1.25
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Sep 25, 2022
  • Cost: Free
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