Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will facilitate an interactive discussion on how medical directors and consultants pharmacists can collaborate together successfully to assure access to medically necessary medications while addressing, the impact of the DEA enforcement on controlled class II substances; safety issues related to short cycle dispensing; the appropriate and inappropriate use of psychotropic medications and; the appropriate use of contingency/emergency supply medications and drug/drug interaction risks.
Discuss the coordination of prescribing and dispensing of Class II Controlled Substances.
List the advantages and disadvantages of short cycle dispensing and discuss strategies to overcome the disadvantages.
Evaluate the prevalence and use of psychopharmacologic medication in your facility.
Develop a plan to review the contents and appropriate/safe use of the contingency/emergency supply medications in your facility based on the acuity of the patients.
Speakers(s): Albert L. Riddle, MD, CMD; Nancy L. Losben, RPh, CCP