Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances Miami, FL • October 20, 2016
Hyatt Regency Miami

Thanks to recent changes in Florida prescribing laws, Nurse Practitioners in the state of Florida may prescribe controlled substances starting January 1, 2017.  Effective August 1, 2016, all Florida ARNPs must complete at least 3 hours of CE on safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances for each biennial renewal whether or not the NP plans to submit to the DEA. The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation and Contemporary Forums are pleased to announce the program, “Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances,” a 5 hour CE course which is designed to meet the new Florida regulations for NPs and to be conveniently located for easy access to this important content.  Expand your clinical knowledge and skills in the area of prescribing controlled substances and make yourself more marketable in this changing healthcare environment.  Attend one of the 3 programs being taught by Alan P. Agins, PhD and Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, the nationally known “dynamic duo” who will prepare you with the clinical information you need to safely and effectively prescribe controlled substances for your patients.

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Overview

Highlights & Benefits

Thanks to recent changes in Florida prescribing laws, Nurse Practitioners in the state of Florida may prescribe controlled substances starting January 1, 2017.  Effective August 1, 2016, all Florida ARNPs must complete at least 3 hours of CE on safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances for each biennial renewal whether or not the NP plans to submit to the DEA. The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation and Contemporary Forums are pleased to announce the program, “Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances,” a 5 hour CE course which is designed to meet the new Florida regulations for NPs and to be conveniently located for easy access to this important content.  Expand your clinical knowledge and skills in the area of prescribing controlled substances and make yourself more marketable in this changing healthcare environment.  Attend one of the 3 programs being taught by Alan P. Agins, PhD and Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, the nationally known “dynamic duo” who will prepare you with the clinical information you need to safely and effectively prescribe controlled substances for your patients.

 

Pam Jenkins-Wallace, MS, NP
Program Director
Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation

 

Hyatt Regency Miami

Stay in the middle of the action at Hyatt Regency Miami. Indulge in the spirit of the city at our hotel located within walking distance of Mary Brickell Village, the American Airlines Arena and 15  minutes from South Beach. Our downtown hotel is conveniently situated adjacent to the James L. Knight Center and easily accessible to many of the City’s points of interest. (Click on the Location tab for more info.)

Conference Objectives

  • Discuss the pharmacology of controlled substances, including benefits, risks, therapeutic regimens and the potential for abuse.
  • Describe appropriate patient assessment for safe and effective treatment with controlled substances, evaluating risks and potential benefits as well as the risk for misuse.
  • Apply proper methods to initiate therapy, modify dose, and discontinue use of controlled substances, applying best practices, including accurate dosing and conversion techniques as well as appropriate discontinuation strategies.
  • Demonstrate accurate knowledge about how to manage ongoing therapy with opioid analgesics, using evidence- based tools while assessing for adverse effects.
  • Employ methods to counsel patients and caregivers about the safe use of controlled substances, including proper storage and disposal.
  • Review/assess general and product-specific drug information concerning ER/LA opioid analgesics, identifying potential adverse effects of ER/LA opioids.

Conference Program

Thursday, October 20

MAIN CONFERENCE

8:00 AM

Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances
Alan Agins, PhD

CONTENT OUTLINE

  • Review of DEA Schedules
    Definitions and drugs within each schedule
  • Florida Regulations for NPs Prescribing Scheduled Drugs
    Eligibility requirements/Ongoing requirements
    Grounds for denial/disciplinary action
  • Clinical Pharmacology of Controlled Substances
    Stimulants
    Opioids
    Benzodiazepines
    Neurobiology of dependence, abuse and addiction
  • Considerations for Opioid Use in Pain Management
    Acute vs. chronic pain
    IR opioids vs. ER opioids
    Recent CDC definitions and recommendations
  • Clinical Use of Opioid Analgesics
    Patient screening, history, physical exam, risk assessment, record keeping, PPAs, patient education, monitoring, treatment, drug discontinuation, referral to pain management/ mental health specialties
  • Use of ER/LA Opioids in Treatment of Chronic Pain
    “Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives”
    (Curriculum developed by the Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE) to be fully compliant with the ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS education requirements issued by the FDA.  For further information, please go to www.core-rems.org)
    This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies.
    Assessing patients for treatment with ER/LA opioid analgesic therapy
    Initiating therapy, modifying dosing, & discontinuing use of ER/LA opioid analgesics
    Managing therapy with ER/LA opioid analgesics
    Counseling patients & caregivers about the safe use of ER/LA opioid analgesics
    General and specific drug information for ER/LA opioid analgesic products

1:15 PM

Adjourn

Alan P. Agins, PhD

Alan P. Agins holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. He has held faculty appointments at Brown University Medical School, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and University of Virginia School of Nursing. Dr Agins has also been adjunct or visiting faculty in nursing programs at a number of other universities across the country. During his tenure at Brown, he received the “Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award” over five consecutive years for his outstanding pharmacology lectures.

As founder and President of PRN Associates, Dr. Agins has lectured nationally to more than 85,000 advanced practice clinicians and allied health professionals over the past 20 years. He is the author of 3 books, presents weekly live CE webinars for pharmacists and NPs through RxSchool.com, has developed a number of education videos for pharmacists nationally as well as an online version of the ER/LA Opioid REMS CE program for  the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation. Dr. Agins has his own continuing education website, Pharmacology One-on-One, which contains originally produced streaming videos that are engaging and informative.

Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC

Jody F. Agins received her MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Kansas and is board certified by the ANCC in Family Practice and Gerontology. She is the Founder & Executive Director, and a practicing NP, for Collaborative Medical Provider Group (PLLC), a consortium of private-practice clinicians in Tucson, AZ. Jody is also the Clinical Services Director for Agape Hospice and Palliative Care and is a primary care provider for CareMore Touch, also in Tucson. In addition, she serves as a clinical preceptor for Family and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner students at a number of universities in Arizona. Jody is a nationally invited speaker and is a faculty presenter for the Collaborative on REMS Education programs through the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation.

Conference Faculty

Alan P. Agins PhD
President: PRN Associates, Ltd.
Continuing Healthcare Education
Tucson, Arizona

Jody F. Agins MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC
Private Practice & Consultant
Clinical Services Director, Agape Hospice and Palliative Care
Primary Care Provider, CareMore Touch
President, Seminars for Healthcare Education
Tucson, Arizona

Accreditation

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program provides 5 contact hours of CE, including 5 hours of pharmacology content.

Attendees must complete an Assessment and Evaluation on-site in order to receive the Certificate of Attendance.

Location

Hyatt Regency Miami

400 South East Second Avenue
Miami, Florida, USA, 33131-2197
Tel: +1 305 358 1234

About the Hotel:

Stay in the middle of the action at Hyatt Regency Miami. Indulge in the spirit of the city at our hotel located within walking distance of Mary Brickell Village, the American Airlines Arena and 15 minutes from South Beach. Our downtown hotel is conveniently situated adjacent to the James L. Knight Center and easily accessible to many of the City’s points of interest.

Discover our Miami hotel’s wide array of services and amenities, ranging from spacious guestrooms to delicious on-site dining options. Our hotel’s striking white towers overlook the Miami River, Florida’s famed Biscayne Bay and the growing city’s skyline. Meeting planners and attendees alike will love our 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and our convenient connection to the Miami Convention Center. Enjoy easy access to Miami’s best attractions like Brickell City Center, Wynwood Art District, Miami’s Design District, Coral Gables, and the Latin flavor of Little Havana. Stay with us before or after a cruise, and enjoy our location just two miles from the Port of Miami.

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Tuition

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked.  Early registration is advised since capacity may be limited.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)

Nurse, FNP/ANP, Nurse Practitioner, Other

Regular Registration Fee

$219.00

 

NOTE: The session, “Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives” is supported by an independent educational grant from the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. The tuition fee listed covers the content presented prior to this session.

Your tuition includes Certificate of Attendance (distributed on-site after completion of the Program Assessment and Evaluation) and online access to posted presentation handouts.

Attendance Rules

Registrations may not be shared.  Children of any age and spouses may not attend sessions.  Audio and video recording of speakers, sessions and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)

Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707,  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information. 

Method of Tuition Payment

Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number. 

Cancellations

Cancellations must be made by phone or in writing. A $50 processing fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received or postmarked on/after October 3, 2016.  However, tuition paid, less the $50 processing fee, may be applied to a future Contemporary Forums conference of equal or greater value. No refunds for "no shows."

Program Changes

Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions? Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com.

If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

SAFE PRESCRIBING OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Miami, FL           October 20

Thank you for registering for the Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances conference, being held October 20, at the Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 South East Second Avenue Miami, FL, 33131-2197, (305) 358-1234.

CONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 a.m. You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel’s event schedule.

SESSIONS

Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.

 

HYATT REGENCY MIAMI

400 South East Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 358-1234

PARKING

The hotel is pleased to offer our guests the convenience of valet parking with in/out privileges as well as garage self-parking.

Self-Parking Rates:
$19, payable by cash or credit card. Self-parking is in a garage with no in/out privileges.

Valet Parking Rates:
  • 0-1 hrs: $13.00
  • 1-2 hrs: $18.00
  • 2-3 hrs: $23.00
  • 3-4 hrs: $28.00
  • 4-5 hrs: $33.00
  • 5 hrs+: $39.00

 

 

 

 

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