The ADA Practical Guide to Substance Use Disorders and Safe Prescribing

The ADA Practical Guide to Substance Use Disorders and Safe Prescribing

eBook - 2015
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Dentists have been inundated by patients with an array of complicated medical conditions and pain/sedation management issues. This is in addition to a variety of legal regulations dentists must follow regarding the storage and recordkeeping of controlled substances. Avoid unknowingly putting your practice at risk by becoming victim to a scam or violating a recordkeeping requirement with The ADA Practical Guide to Substance Use Disorders and Safe Prescribing .

This Practical Guide is ideal for dentists and staff as they navigate:

* Detecting and deterring substance use disorders (SUD) and drug diversion in the dental office (drug-seeking patients)
* Prescribing complexities
* Treating patients with SUD and complex analgesic and sedation (pain/sedation management) needs and the best use of sedation anxiety medication
* Interviewing and counselling options for SUD
* Federal drug regulations
Commonly used illicit, prescription, and over-the-counter drugs, as well as alcohol and tobacco, are also covered.

Special features include:

* Clinical tools proven to aid in the identification, interviewing, intervention, referral and treatment of SUD
* Basic elements of SUD, acute pain/sedation management, and drug diversion
* Summary of evidence-based literature that supports what, when and how to prescribe controlled substances to patients with SUD
* Discussion of key federal controlled substance regulations that frequently impact dental practitioners
* Checklists to help prevent drug diversion in dental practices
* Chapter on impaired dental professionals
* Case studies that examine safe prescribing and due diligence

Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley Blackwell : American Dental Association, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781118925287
9781118886014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (239 pages) : illustrations.

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