What is A Leader’s Guide?
Have you often considered one of the most complex and challenging areas of modern medicine includes treating patients with chronic conditions, with medications otherwise prone to abuse? Medications that have a readily achievable dose threshold for lethal toxicity. Chronic conditions that are highly subjective in nature such as pain, anxiety, or attention problems. You and your staff have the primary goal of improving the quality of life for your patients, yet how do we balance a gamble to improve any given individual’s life, against outcomes like addiction, diversion, overdose, and death? A Leader’s Guide recognizes that these are defining questions of our times within modern medicine, as greater than 225 million prescriptions are written each year for prescription controlled substances in the US. The majority of practical guidance for managing patients receiving controlled medications comes in the form of State and Federal regulation, and provider CME (a large portion is dependent on funding from drug manufacturers). A Leader’s guide focuses on building leaders within organizations, and solid organized approaches for your staff, to facilitate reasonable and prudent care for patients. When you start, you recognize you need a leader, and a guide. When you finish, you are a leader, and a guide.
A Leader’s Guide is your community for issues related to controlled meds
Providers are not the only ones who are scared, frustrated, and confused; whether it is patient safety, professional liability, or regulatory compliance. As a Primary Care Leader, where is your “go-to” community to get stuff figured out, so you can bring proper leadership to your organization? A Leader’s Guide is created for it’s member participants, and the collective knowledge is not influenced by third parties.
What will I learn in the course Eliminating Problems from Narcotics in Your Primary Care Clinic
- Transform your practice so that your provider team is the respected authority in their patients’ care.
- Get the right “support” from support staff, so care decisions are reasonable, not unduly driven by crisis or drama.
- Appropriately manage pushback, when patients may otherwise react with hostility.
- Uniformly communicate clinic-wide expectations to patients, and efficiently resolve problems with proper accountability
- Connect patients to needed help, when they need a different kind of help than your clinic provides.
- Reduce friction among staff, and define standards even where prescribing styles are diverse.
- Avoid regulatory and malpractice problems relating to addiction, overdose, and death.
When will the course for Primary Care Clinic leaders be offered?
Register as a guest user here, and complete the free mini-course “a 3-step solution”. A more substantive online training and support resources are available through this site for course registrants prior to 5/10/2015. A second phase of registration will be offered soon. Please use the comment box below to make sure you are offered an opportunity to enroll, and complete the basic 3-step solution course. Primary Care clinics of any size, large or small, can participate. Additional resources will be offered for participants who see value in customizing workflow in their organization, and standardizing processes in accordance with evolving standards of care.