Mon, 23 January 2017
Caring for ME pharmacy Webinar, Noah Nesin and Stephanie Nichols.
Direct download: Caring_for_ME_-_Ch._488_and_Patient_Care.m4a
Category: -- posted at: 7:56am EDT
Tue, 17 January 2017
With new staff and new software, Maine’s Prescription Monitoring Program is undergoing major changes as the new opioid prescribing law, Chapter 488, makes its use mandatory for prescribers of opioids and benzodiazepines. Join us to learn what’s changed and what to expect when using the PMP.
In this webinar, coordinator Evelyn Sharkey, MPH, MSW, will give a tour of the new online user interface with special attention paid to:
Fri, 13 January 2017
Recording of a webinar on how providers talk to parents surrounding HPV immunization guidelines with speakers Anny Fenton and Jonathan Fanburg.
Direct download: 01-12-17_QCKids_How_to_Talk_to_Parents_About_HPV_Immunizations.m4a
Category:Health Care -- posted at: 8:52am EDT
Thu, 12 January 2017
Direct download: Ch_488_Implementation_and_Rule_Making_Updates_Jan_2017.m4a
Category:Health Care, Chronic Pain, Maine Chronic Pain Collaborative, Pain Management, Safe Prescribing -- posted at: 10:17am EDT
Tue, 10 January 2017
Maine's new opioid prescribing law requires providers to limit the daily opioid dosages of chronic pain patients. But how can providers meet this legal requirement while also limiting their patients' distress?
This webinar recording offers answers by exploring case study examples of common tapering scenarios and challenges and sharing techniques for effectively and compassionately tapering opioid dosages.
Noah Nesin, MD
Eva Quirion, NP
Tue, 3 January 2017
Marijuana is undergoing a renaissance. It’s becoming more socially acceptable. Legal barriers to its use are being dismantled. And among some clinicians, its medicinal use is seen as a legitimate alternative to opioids and other therapies. But what do we really know about the health benefits or risks of cannabinoids, marijuana’s active ingredients?
In this QC Lunch & Learn Webinar recording, UNE pharmacology professor Christian Teter, Pharm.D., BCPP, explores the impact of cannabinoids on the developing brain and discovers that, as currently being used recreationally and medicinally, the harm they can do may outweigh the benefits. Join us to learn what we currently understand about cannabinoids – and what we don’t.
And for a legal perspective on marijuana use, sale and prescribing, the Maine Medical Association’s Gordon Smith will follow Christian’s presentation with a brief overview of current, and soon-to-be-implemented, Maine marijuana laws.