LifeGuard, in partnership with KSTAR is offering the following courses:

   

Medical Records Course 
September 12-13, 2017
Harrisburg, Pa

Registration Closes September 4th

Pharmacology Course
November 29 - Dec 1, 2017
Harrisburg, Pa

Registration Closed

Communications
(Coming Soon)

 
  

 

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Medical Records Course – September 12-13, 2017

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Location: PAMED Headquarters, Harrisburg, Pa
Faculty:
Robert S. Steele, MD, FAAFP Robert S. Steele, MD, FAAFP, Medical Director of the KSTAR Program
Misti Hill Carter, JD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Research, Rural & Community Health Institute (RCHI) Clinical Translational Medicine, TAMU College of Medicine
Marcia A. Lammando, RN, BSN, MHSA, LifeGuard Program Director
Linda Benner, CPC, CPMA, CASCC, COBGC

The Medical Record Documentation course, a collaborative effort between LifeGuard and KSTAR, is a two-day, in-person program designed for physicians to increase their ability to effectively maintain medical records. Maintaining proper medical records reduces risk to the provider, enhances quality of care and assists in meeting compliance standards.

Participants are expected to be onsite for the two-day course. Presentations will utilize various teaching approaches to include pre- and post-testing, lecture, precepted chart review session and skills practice. For credit, participants must be present and actively participate throughout the course. This course has been approved for 16.25 CME hours* After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Improve the quality of medical record documentation in his/her respective practice;
  • Reduce risk by understanding the legal implications of medical record documentation;
  • Understand licensing and medical board requirements specific to medical record documentation;
  • Identify documentation pitfalls and traps;
  • Improve the use of "E & M" codes for office visits; and
  • Utilize an electronic medical record effectively.

Faculty includes professionals with the following expertise:

  • Legal
  • Medical Board
  • Coding
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Privacy and Security
  • Clinical

Course fee: $1,150/participant. $250 non-refundable (if you cancel before the course). Course is limited to a maximum 20 participants due to the interactive nature of coding exercises and review. Registration Closes September 4th, 2017.

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For more information, please contact our office at 717.910.4109.

 
   

 

Pharmacology Course – November 29 - Dec 1, 2017

  Registration Closed

Location: PAMED Headquarters, Harrisburg, Pa
Faculty:
Robert S. Steele, MD, FAAFP Robert S. Steele, MD, FAAFP, Medical Director of the KSTAR Program
Bree Watzak, PharmD, BCPS, Director of Interprofessional Healthcare Initiatives
Marcia A. Lammando, RN, BSN, MHSA, LifeGuard Program Director

Course Schedule:
This course is a three-day educational program aimed at enhancing medication prescribing behaviors.  This program is a collaborative effort between LifeGuard and KSTAR, in concert with Rangel School of Pharmacy at the Texas A&M Health Science Center. Specifically designed for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Podiatrists, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Assistants, Nurses, and anyone who prescribes, has contact with medications, or wants to increase their knowledge of pharmacology and optimal prescribing practices.   The course will examine this important topic from legal, regulatory, biomedical, clinical, patient, and patient safety perspectives.

This course has been approved for 21.25 Category 1 CME.**

Course Objectives

  • Name correct prescribing practices.
  • Define the laws pertaining to the prescribing of drugs and controlled substances.
  • Recognize problematic areas --where physicians often get into trouble.
  • Recognize the pharmacology of select medications that tend be problematic. 
  • Review drug-drug interactions and some tools that can assist in identifying and describing risks.
  • Identify and manage difficult patients, such as those with seeking behaviors.
  • Discuss poly-pharmacy, medication reconciliation, and a review of strategies for simplifying medication regimens and identifying safety concerns.
  • Explain ways to improve patient adherence/compliance with medications.
  • Describe the newer technologies of electronic prescribing, clinical decision-support tools, and automated medication dispensaries.
  • Review of some common chronic pain syndromes and discuss optimal management.
  • Name of recent developments with regard to prescribed medications, including new drugs, warnings, and medications being developed or undergoing trials.
  • Discuss Pennsylvania laws that apply to the prescribing of medications, including pain management and other areas that can be problematic.
  • Outline upcoming schedule changes (DEA) for hydrocodone and tramadol including new requirements when prescribing.
  • Recognize recent changes in Pennsylvania law and prescriptive authority agreements.
  • Review the PDMP, how and when it should be utilized, and who has permission to access it (course faculty will be available to help course attendees set up their own accounts to access the system).
  • Identify chronic pain management strategies that avoid use of medication with potential for abuse.
  • Review current trends in complementary medicine, including potential risks and benefits.
  • Explain the over-prescribing of antibiotics, and review strategies to minimize overuse.

The cost of the course is $1950. Registration Closes November 15th, 2017.

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For more information, please contact our office at 717.910.4109.

 
   

Communications (Coming Soon)

 


*Medical Records Course:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and The Foundation. The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

The planning committee members and faculty do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

​**Pharmacology Course:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and The Foundation. The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum 21.25 of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

The planning committee members and faculty do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.