Clinical Drug Testing in Primary Care
$30.00 | CEU Hours:10.00 | Intermediate
CE Course Description
This course provides information that clinical practitioners need when deciding whether to introduce drug testing in their practices. It offers guidance on implementing drug testing, and describes some of the ways that drug testing can contribute to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients seen in primary care. It also covers the management of the treatment of chronic pain, and the identification and treatment of substance use disorders.
CE Course Objectives
1. Know and be able to explain to others the role of drug testing in the clinical setting.
2. Be conversant in the terminology of drug texting.
3. Understand and be able to apply drug testing practices in a clinical setting such as a primary care physician's office.
4. Know what drug testing can be used for in a clinical setting and how to talk with patients about it.
5. Be able to effectively monitor patients using drug testing.
6. Be able to interpret point of care tests (POCTs) and laboratory tests appropriately.
7. Be able to select the best testing method for common drugs and drug classes.
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