Tue, 14 March 2017
Dr. Amarendran addresses the issue of benzodiazepine prescribing, including the risks associated with concurrent use with opioids. In 2014 Maine, one in three overdose deaths included benzodiazepines. He discusses why it is important to avoid starting benzodiazepines and highlight how to safely taper patients from benzodiazepines.
Direct download: 031417_Audio_Caring_for_ME_Webinar.m4a
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Thu, 9 March 2017
03-09-17 Audio - Childhood Screening: by Steve DiGiovanni, Rebecca Hoffman-Frances, Sue Mackey-Andrews
"Where are we going next for screening? Developmental Screening, Social Emotional Screening, and Trauma Screening Pilots happening in the State," presented by Sue Mackey Andrews, Maine Resilience Building Network, Steve DiGiovanni, MD, and Rebecca Hoffman-Frances, LMFT, Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Direct download: Audio_030917_Child_Health_Andrews_Digiovanni_Hoffman_Frances.m4a
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Tue, 7 March 2017
A Primer: The Wisdom of the Ages. Healthcare costs are rising and our population is aging. Using the same outdated care delivery patterns to address an escalating need for patient centered care and the promotion of health is failing, futile and foolish. Evidence based care must be delivered in old and expanded ways. This delivery must be valued, accessible and reimbursable.
This session begins an exploration of the opportunities and barriers to integrating Mind Body Medicine into coordinated primary care, with a focus on the older adult. We look at care delivery and patient engagement that is intrinsic and empowering rather than extrinsic and limiting. And as such, can serve as a means to develop resiliency for the patient, caregiver, provider, team and community.
Presenter: Rhonda Selvin, APRN, C-NP, QTTP