- How pharmacists have implemented naloxone prescribing
- How to start conversations about safety with patients in the pharmacy
- Upcoming legislative changes in Oregon that increase oversight of prescribing opioids, naloxone utilization and training requirement changes
- Speakers will describe how they have integrated naloxone into their practice
Archived Professional Events
We invite you to join progressive thinking health care professionals, educators, political representatives, journalists and those interested in how benzodiazepines have impacted our society for the past 50+ years.
- Describe the evidence-based safe use of benzodiazepines in various clinical setting
- Describe the evidence-based management of anxiety states.
- Describe the evidence-based management of adverse reactions to benzodiazepine use.
- Describe evidence-based approaches that can be used by health systems to improve clinical management of anxiety states, including the safe and effective use of medications.
Working with Acceptance, Mindfulness, & Values in Chronic Pain: An Introduction and Skills Building Seminar with Kevin Vowles, PHD, Clinical Psychologist, UNM
As pain sufferers set aside struggles for control over pain, attend to present experiences, and engage in meaningful activities, they suffer less and function better, even while pain persists. This 2 day seminar will provide a brief overview of the theoretical model underlying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and will include significant opportunities for clinical practice. Most of the workshop will be spent in experiential, skill building, and case conceptualization exercises. Participants will learn how to identify targets for treatment in those suffering from chronic pain and apply interventions to augment acceptance, mindfulness, and values.
Location: Options For Southern Oregon
1215 Southwest G Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
12 hours of LCSW/LPC/CADAC CEU are available. Lunch provided.
After attending this educational activity participants will be able to:
1. Comprehend the problem of prescription drug abuse statewide and regionally;
2. Define the effectiveness of non-opioid therapies to manage long term non-cancer pain;
3. Define the components of a comprehensive approach to treating patients with opioid use disorders;
4. Recognize the importance of safely disposing left over medications; and
5. Recognize the need to co-prescribe Naloxone for patients at high risk of opioid overdose.
Join the Daily Journal of Commerce for a special breakfast panel discussion on the opioid epidemic, how it’s a affecting the building industry, and what we can do as business leaders to mitigate it.
For more information on sponsorships, contact Bill Beyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.802.7232
Guest speakers will share their experience caring for patients using a team-based approach. Using the Six Building Blocks created to help primary care practices manage opioids as a foundation, we will explore what it takes to effectively manage opioids within a team.
This interactive learning session will include time for team assessment and planning. We encourage providers, medical assistants, behavioral health consultants, front office staff, managers, and any other key staff to attend.
Who should attend: Physicians and other interested health care providers
Cost: $100 for non Bay Area Hospital CME Members
What: Meeting to help prevent overdoses, sponsored by Max’s Mission
When: Wednesday April 5, 7-9 PM
Where: AllCare Community Room,
1701 NE 7th St, Grants Pass
- Get a prescription for Naloxone
- Be trained on how and when to use Naloxone
- How to get Naloxone from your local pharmacy
The opioid epidemic demands an effective regional approach that reflects the particular challenges and opportunities that providers, health systems and communities face in Douglas County.
- Does a conversation with a patient about changing an opioid Rx put knots in your stomach?
- Do you avoid such conversations because they are too time intensive, emotional, combative or just plain unproductive?
- Uncertain how to approach a patient asking for Rx opioids who presents with chronic pain but has signs of addiction?
COME TO THE DEC. 21 – 6 – 8 PM
DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS LEARNING LAB!
Smullin Center (Medford) 3 Rivers (Grants Pass)