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You do everything you can to keep your patients safe and healthy. But are you sure your practice is safe from fraud and abuse? Make sure you keep the “f-word” out of your practice. 4 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 4 ETHICS
Perceived stress, distress, stress, and burnout are terms you are all too familiar with, and incorporating self-care practices may seem difficult when you are in the grips of mental entropy. But self-care practices improve stress management, focus and clarity, anxiety, and depression. The work you provide is more meaningful than the stress it creates. Understanding the connection between your aptitude and passion contributes to improved mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual self-care.2 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 2 ETHICS
Stress is the first phase on a continuum that leads to burnout. Within the current health care climate, physicians and physicians in training are expected to multitask constantly under the pressures of a full waiting room, demanding patients, stressed office staff, and a waiting family. Learn how to build a support system to prevent, recognize, and address burnout and create a stable foundation of wellness for medical students, residents, and physicians.1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
This brief manual will guide physicians in the office setting who are prescribing opioid pain relievers to their patients with chronic pain. It covers the use of drug testing in the office setting, how to talk to your patients about drug testing, contracting with your patient for appropriate drug use, and methods of testing.1.25 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1.25 ETHICS
What is happiness and why does it matter? Happiness is difficult to define but most people know it when they see or feel it. Regardless of the influences, individuals can take charge and learn strategies to cultivate happiness in their lives. Obtain the strategies and tools to help you hardwire happiness into your life. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
Beginning Mar. 1, 2020, all prescribers will be required to set up an account with the Texas PMP, known as PMP Aware and check the PMP prior to prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and carisoprodol. An account allows physicians to check a patient’s prescription history for information that indicates illicit activity, drug abuse, drug diversion, or doctor shopping.1.25 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1.25 ETHICS
HPV can cause genital warts and various cancers: cervical, throat, anal, penile, and others. More than 30,000 people in the U.S. are estimated to get cancer from HPV every year. Despite there being a vaccine to prevent HPV and thus cancer, vaccination rates are low. Although several factors contribute to the low uptake of the HPV vaccine (e.g., mistrust of and miscommunication about vaccines, parental apprehension), strong physician recommendation has been consistently the single most important determinant of vaccine acceptance. .75AMA PRA Cat. 1 • .75 ETHICS
TMA remains strong because of its 110 component county medical societies and their leaders. If you are thinking of running for a county medical society office, or if you’ve been a leader for years, this course will give you a better understanding of the officer positions and what it takes to be successful. .05 AMA PRA Cat. 1
Studies show huge popularity of e-cigarettes among teens in middle and high school, sadly reversing the progress in reducing teens’ use of tobacco products. So, what’s so “cool” about e-cigarettes to cause all the attraction? What should you know about e-cigs to better advise your patients on healthy lifestyle choices? Play this webinar to catch up on what your patients are using and the health effects of these products.0.75 AMA PRA Cat. 1
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