- PB-AI and Optometry: How Autonomous Technology is Changing the Way Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Edema are Diagnosed
- PB-Basics of Infection Control
- PB-Can Implicit Bias Affect the Optometric Exam?
- PB-Focus On Vision & Health Promotion For I.D. Athletes
- PB-Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Patient Education in an Optometric Practice - An Interprofessional Approach
- PB-Improving Patient Communication: What Does Culture Have to Do with It?
- PB-Infection Control: Implementation in a Clinical Practice
- PB-Marijuana and Driving: Your Retina and Brain
- PB-Population Health The Changing Healthcare System and Why Optometry Needs To Know
- PB-The Perils of Physician Bias: What It Means and What We Need to Do About It
PB-The Opioid Epidemic and Drug Diversion
This course presents a history of opioids and the series of events which lead to the current opioid epidemic and how it has not resolved. It will also review useful and powerful statistics regarding the use/abuse/prescribing of opioids. It will also present data and figures specific to optometry in prescribing opioids. The lecture reviews drug diversion and its components. Finally it will review some of the measures which are being implemented to reverse the opioid epidemic.
Christopher Cordes, O.D.
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The AOA has created a trove of practice management tools and services that can power practices forward in a profession and health care landscape that increasingly demands doctors practice at their highest levels and creates greater opportunities to develop and empower paraoptometric staff. These days, change is out of necessity.