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2018 WVNEC Symposium
Addiction Across the Life Span:  Ethically Treating Those Affected by Substance Use Disorders

 

Treating patients who have substance use disorders is not new to medicine. However, with rapidly increasing numbers of people becoming addicted to opioids and engaging with the healthcare system, a new focus has been placed on understanding and treating patients with addiction disorders. There is no demographic which is untouched by addiction, so we will be discussing how addiction affects patients across the life span and the unique ethical issues that arise along the way.

Our keynote speaker, Jillian Hardee, PhD, will provide a foundation for the symposium with her presentation on the brain and addiction. Dr. Hardee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan and received her PhD in Neuroscience from WVU. Her research seeks to understand the neurobiological factors that are integral to risk for substance use and addiction in adolescents and emerging adults. This symposium will also feature the ever popular opening case presentation with panel and audience participation and setting-specific breakout groups to discuss challenging cases.

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WVNEC Web Course - Completing the POST Form.

 

Advance care planning refers to a process of conversation between the physician (or non-physician professional) and the patient, preferably with the patient’s trusted family member or friend, about the patient’s wishes for future medical treatment. For patients who are seriously ill with a life-limiting illness, use of the POST form has been found to better direct end-of- life care consistent with patients’ wishes compared to advance directives. This program will identify the advantages of POST forms for seriously ill patients, present a step-by- step approach to completing a POST form, and describe how to bill for advance care planning including POST form completion. This program will include 1) a video demonstrating how to conduct a POST form conversation, 2) a checklist to assist with completion of sections A through C of the POST form, 3) sample documentation of advance care planning for the electronic health record, and 4) instructions on how to bill the advance care planning codes.

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WVNEC Web Course - Advance Care Planning: Why, What and How.

Advance care planning refers to a process of conversation between the physician (or other advance practice provider APP) and the patient, preferably with the patient’s trusted family member or friend, about the patient’s wishes for future medical treatment. This program will provide 1) a sequence of steps for physicians and APPs to create an advance care plan, 2) video demonstrations of advance care planning conversations with patients in good health and those with advanced illness, and 3) information on how to bill for Medicare patients for advance care planning discussions.

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The next series will be announced shortly.  Additional information about the next series will be posted as it becomes available.

 

   


For more information on these programs, call Linda McMillen toll free at 1-304-293-7618.