PSOC IS WORKING WITH COLLEAGUES ACROSS SUBSPECIALTIES AT UPCOMING MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS.
NCAPA 2017 Summer Conference
August 20th – 25th, we will network with Physician Assistants from NC and SC at the 41st Annual Summer Conference.
To learn more or to register, click here: NCAPA Summer Conference
Utah Attorney General, Sean D. Reyes States, Abuse-Deterrent Formulations (ADF) Is A Smart Way To Battle Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions in communities across our country. Approximately 15 million adolescents and adults abused prescription drugs in the past year. Abuse is the leading cause of accidental death in the country, with 44 Americans dying each day from overdosing on prescription painkillers.
No state is immune. In my own state of Utah, abuse has gone up by nearly 400 percent in recent years, with 24 people dying each month because of prescription drug overdoses. Utah now ranks fourth among states for drug poisoning deaths, and deaths have outpaced fatalities from other factors, such as motor vehicle crashes. [Read More]…
New Controlled Substances CME Requirements | Effective July 1st, 2017
- (3) CME For Physicians
- (2) CME For PA’s
Policy For The Use Of Opiates For The Treatment Of Pain
Since the 2004 publication of the North Carolina Medical Board’s Policy for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain, a considerable body of research and experience has made it evident… [Read More]…
Continuing Medical Education for Prescribing and Monitoring Controlled Substances | Revised January 13th, 2015
- (2) CME For Prescribers Of Controlled Substances
Joint Revised Pain Management Guidelines Approved By The South Carolina Boards Of Medical Examiners, Dentistry And Nursing | November 2014
The South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners (Medical Board) published Pain Management Guidelines (Guidelines) to assist physicians in safely prescribing controlled substances in July of 2009. Increasing opioid misuse and abuse, recent research and clinical studies now require the revision of those Guidelines to provide adequate information to ensure safe and appropriate treatment of pain. Additionally, the Medical Board recognizes that physicians, dentists, physician assistants, and advance practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority should all adhere to uniform prescriptive guidelines. Accordingly, the South Carolina Board of Dentistry (Dental Board) and South Carolina Board of Nursing (Nursing Board) have joined the Medical Board in approving these Joint Revised Pain Management Guidelines (Revised Guidelines). [Read More]…
Your Society is working to advocate for excellence in Patient Care. President Thomas Buchheit, MD has appointed the following Directors and Members to the Advocacy Committee:
To advance the art and science of pain medicine by promoting and maintaining the highest standards of professional practice through education and research; by aiding and encouraging the education of medical students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians, and other health care providers in pain management and by obtaining and publishing scientific information in pain medicine and management.