Internal Medicine Grand Rounds-15491-------11/12/2012, Stanton Gerber Hall
Robert Pack, Ph.D. MPH
Dr. Pack reports there is NOT a financial interest/arrangement of affiliation with one or more organizations which could be perceived as a real or apparent
COI in the context of this presentation.
This Continuing Medical Education activity has not received support from any commercial source.
'Prescription Drug Abuse in Appalachia'
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Describe the epidemiology of PDA/M          
Describe primary prevention strategies to minimize PDA/M          
Discuss coaching patients on three things they can do in their home to prevent PDA/M          
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Which physician attributes (core competencies) did the speaker incorporate into their presentation? Please choose all which apply:
At the end of a visit for back pain, Ms. Cleary has a dozen schedule II pain pills that are prescribed for her pain, she also has a few teens in her home. Though she has had no real problem
with them, she is curious about what she should do to protect them from curious misuse of the pain meds.
A). Ignore it, kids will be kids.----B). Lock them up, and know exactly how many pills there are.----C). Put them in the cabinet, hidden behind the milk of magnesia
D). Lecture the kids about the danger of drugs and tell them, whatever you do, don't take these because they will make you really high.---E). Throw them away and tough it out.
Correct answer is: B          
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