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Proper Prescribing (RX-21)

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Proper Prescribing Course

This course goes beyond sound prescribing practices, examining the personal and professional reasons why clinicians fail to prescribe properly. The curriculum covers common misconceptions about opioids, assessment of patients for misuse potential, setting prescribing-related boundaries, team-based pain management approaches, and compliance with documentation, laws, and rules.

PBI is committed to providing interactive, individualized, impactful education. To facilitate this, our Prescribing course size is limited to 15 participants. 

An intensive pre-course component personalizes the course content to be state and profession specific. Building on insights into why clinicians prescribe inappropriately, participants develop a Personalized Protection Plan©. This plan is designed to help them maintain their newfound knowledge base and prevent prescribing-related lapses.

This Course Is Suitable for:

All clinicians with prescriptive authority, including, but not limited to: physicians, advanced practice nurses, dentists, veterinarians, physician assistants, podiatrists, mental health providers, optometrists, and trainees

Reasons for Referral

  • Inappropriate or unsafe prescribing of controlled substances
  • Documentation of prescribing that does not comply with laws and regulations
  • Poor understanding of drug dependence, addiction, and misuse potential
  • Inadequate treatment or management of chronic pain
  • Prescribing to friends, family, or coworkers*
    *This is also considered a professional boundary issue. A professional boundaries course should be considered in addition to a prescribing course.

Editions

  1. RX-21
    • Six hours of pre-course assignments
    • Two day live course
  2. RX-21 Extended
    • Six hours of pre-course assignments
    • Two day live course
    • 12 hour post-course faculty-led group conference calls (MAS). One hour weekly for 12 weeks.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify common reasons why medical providers may face regulatory and legal consequences for their prescribing habits
  • Apply the prescribing guidelines, rules, and regulations into clinical practice for the safe and effective use of prescription medications
  • Produce and maintain the proper medical records and documentation to remain in compliance with prescribing laws and regulations
  • Identify prescription medications that have a high potential for abuse and their proper indications
  • Understand the behavior of patients when utilizing prescription medications and be able to identify behaviors that would affect their care
  • Demonstrate an understanding of options besides prescription medications to provide better care for patients with chronic pain

Accreditation

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 University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Professional Boundaries, Inc. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates these live activities each for a maximum of 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in activity.

Registration Options

Select Edition

Course Credits

21 CME (6 Pre-Course + 15 Live)

Course Costs

$1895.00 Flat

Date: February 25, 2023 - February 26, 2023

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: March 25, 2023 - March 26, 2023

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: April 15, 2023 - April 16, 2023

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: May 6, 2023 - May 7, 2023

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: June 24, 2023 - June 25, 2023

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Central Time

Course Credits

33 CME (6 Pre-Course + 15 Live + 12 Post-Course)

Course Costs

$2495.00 Flat

Date: February 25, 2023 - February 26, 2023

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: March 25, 2023 - March 26, 2023

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: April 15, 2023 - April 16, 2023

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: May 6, 2023 - May 7, 2023

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: June 24, 2023 - June 25, 2023

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Central Time

FAQ

Am I eligible to take a course in the Virtual Live Classroom?
What is the difference between standard edition (RX-21) and the Extended Edition (RX-21EX) of the Prescribing Course?
Can I attend this course proactively for CE credit even if I don’t have a disciplinary order?
How do I know if this course is approved by my regulatory agency or board?
My disciplinary order states that I need to take a course from a different provider, can I take a PBI course instead?
  • "I feel that this course should be required before becoming a prescriber. I think if I had had a course like this, I would have never been in the situation that I am."
    - Prescribing Course Graduate
  • "It was an incredible course…very conducive to learning and felt very comfortable talking and interacting with the other attendees and staff. Never felt judgement, people only wanted to help."
    - Prescribing Course Graduate
  • "I had registered for the Medical Record Keeping Course and Prescribing Course at the same time. But after taking the former I was glad to have registered for the latter...I was very happy and satisfied with the experience. Both courses were great. "
    - Prescribing Course Graduate
  • "I feel this course was excellent and very eye-opening. I have become aware of so many areas that I was falling short in and have plans to implement new risk management and patient care initiatives as soon as a I get home."
    - Prescribing Course Graduate
  • "Fantastic conference!!! Should be given in Medical Schools and required by our State Boards. It will certainly improve my overall patient care and help me develop safer prescribing and documentation habits."
    - Prescribing Course Graduate
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