TREATING PAIN SAFER: Fewer Opioids and Better Results Controlled Substances Education for Prescribers

December 15, 2017

Literature has shown that prescribers receive little education on the treatment of pain, resulting in less effective pain treatment with worse outcomes. Attendees will learn the evidence-based analysis of the relative effectiveness of medications and their side effects, recommendations on how to improve treatment of acute and chronic pain, and recognizing substance use/opioid use disorders. This program will include the three required topics outlined by the new CME requirement in 21 NCAC 32R .0101:

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MAHEC Partners with Mission Health To Provide Obstetrical Life Support Training

November 13, 2017

The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is offering Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSOSM) trainings on November 30 and December 11 at its Biltmore campus to help healthcare providers, first responders and emergency personnel effectively manage normal deliveries and obstetrical emergencies.

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Opioid and Pain CME Opportunities and Project ECHO for Medication Assisted Treatment

August 8, 2017

In the state North Carolina, 17 of our western 23 counties ranked among the top for fatal overdoses in 2014, and all but 5 counties had higher-than-average rates of opioid pills prescribed per resident. To respond MAHEC is providing Treating Pain Safer CME, which meets the Controlled Substances CME requirement, and training to increase the number of providers offering Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorders.

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The Minority Medical Mentoring Program (MMMP)

November 8, 2016

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Seeking Health Care Leadership & Management Applicants

July 25, 2016

Information on NCMS' newest KIPL leadership program, Health Care Leadership & Management (HCLM).

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Public Webinar: Overview of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

June 17, 2016

The CDC will be hosting a seven-part webinar series about the Guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain, which will begin on Wednesday, June 22nd at 2:00pm EDT

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Message from WCMS President, Samantha Read-Smith

March 9, 2016

Dear Colleagues,
Behind the scenes at WCMS, we've been busy rolling out our 2016 strategic plan (the strategy is based on interview data from our membership and community partners). It's going to be a meaningful year with a jam-packed agenda. WCMS is tackling head-on one of the most pressing issues facing physicians: burnout.

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Getting Patients to Actually Complete Advanced Directives

May 20, 2014

Is getting your Medicare and other patients to finish advanced directives giving you a headache? Here’s some free local help to actually get the job done, with minimal effort on your part. 

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Advanced Care Planning Workshop

September 24, 2013

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville will hold an advance care planning workshop Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7-9 p.m. at the Reuter Center.

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eTraining is now available for completing the MOST Form

May 2, 2013

This training is for Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.  Others who will benefit  from  the course are nurses, social workers, health educators, public health workers and chaplains.

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