CME - Education
    A significant role of a Physician's Health Program, PHP, is to provide educational programs to the healthcare community at large, as well as to the participants themselves.  Such education includes the availability of the program and services provided; addiction as a disease including diagnosis, treatment and continued recovery; mental illness as a disease including diagnosis, treatment and continued follow-up; other physician well-being issues such as physical health, work-holism, stress management, suicide, age related physical and mental decline, and life outside of the workplace.

Our educational programs offer CME credits.  We provide educational programs to hospitals, medical staffs, medical societies, medical schools, residencies, medical boards, law boards and interested others.  If you are interested in an educational presentation, please feel free to contact us.

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  Potential Impairment in the Healthcare Professional and the    
  Physicians Health Program Web Course
         Thank you WVU Health Science Office of CME

   Credit: 1.5 CME, 1.7 Nursing Contact Hours
   Credit Fee: Credit for this course is provided free of charge.

   Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, PAs, Residents, and Students working within hospitals or   
   outside hospital systems.

   Following completion of this web course, participants should be able to:

    •explain illness and impairment recognition in healthcare and other licensed professionals.
    •begin the implementation process of identifying and managing matters of individual             health for healthcare and other licensed professionals.
    •explain the process of referral to the WVMPHP, by self or others, in a confidential,           
            professional and respectful manner.
    •demonstrate knowledge of the commitment to quality and expectations for those who work in
            the patient care setting.

         Appalachian Addiction Conference - 4 - Webinar Series
             Thank you CAMC Institute - Education Division

   1) Jill Head, DEA - "Synthetic Drugs in the United States: Opioids, Cannabinoids and Cathinones" 

     Credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s), 1 Nursing Contact Hour (JA0026-21-19-171)
     Credit Fee: Credit for this course is provided free of charge.
   Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses

     Following completion of this web course, participants should be able to:
  • Present an overview of synthetic drugs and new psychoactive substances in the United States.
  • ​Present the most recent trends of synthetic drugs seized in the United States.
  • Describe the challenges in the forensic analysis of synthetic drugs and how that information can impact or support other scientific disciplines.
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    2) Chris Bundy, M.D., M.P.H. - "Burnout: Causes, Conditions and Cures"​
​     Credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s), 1 Nursing Contact Hour (JA0026-21-19-172)
        Credit Fee: Credit for this course is provided free of charge.

        Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses
​     Following completion of this web course, participants should be able to:
  • To identify and assess external factors contributing to the three characteristics of physician burnout: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a low sense of meaning and purpose in work.
  • To identify and assess internal factors contributing to the three characteristics of physician burnout: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a low sense of meaning and purpose in work.
  • To explain emerging factors that may increase physician burnout and emerging factors that may decrease physician burnout.

   3) Ken Thompson, M.D. - "The Development of Addiction: Brain Disease or Bad Choices"​

​       Credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s), 1 Nursing Contact Hour (JA0026-21-19-170)
       Credit Fee: Credit for this course is provided free of charge.

      Target Audience:  Multidisciplinary

      Following completion of this web course, participants should be able to:
  • Explain how science uncovered the reward center.
  • To identify how primitive centers drive changes in higher human functions.
  • To examine brain-behavioral functions and how they are driven and rearranged by addictive diseases.

    4)​ Lynn Hankes, M.D., FASAM - "Office Management of the Chemically Dependent Patient-Pitfalls & Pearls"
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      Credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s), 1 Nursing Contact Hour (JA0026-21-19-169)
      Credit Fee:  Credit for this course is provided free of charge.

      Target Audience:  Multidisciplinary

      Following completion of this web course, participants should be able to:
  • Identify impediments to dealing with these patients.
  • Explore physician reluctance to engage these patients.
  • Discuss MAT (Medication Assisted Therapy) and the entire spectrum of treatment options.
  • Describe persuasion techniques to overcome patient resistance.​