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In partnership with Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (LAFP), Louisiana Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics (LA AAP), and the Louisiana Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Louisiana Healthcare Connections offers top educational opportunities to our healthcare partners.  Each session in the Lunch and Learn series will focus on a challenging health issue confronting healthcare providers in Louisiana. A peer expert will discuss the issue’s impact on our state and actions healthcare providers can take.

Additionally, the sessions will include tips to streamline claims and administration, and to maximize quality-based incentives offered to providers by Louisiana Healthcare Connections.

These learning opportunities also qualify for continuing education credits (CE’s, CMEs and CNE’s) for physicians, nurses, and social workers where applicable.

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 pm

"What, Why and What’s Next:The Importance of NTSV"

 

Register for Cesarean rate for Low-risk, 1st birth webinar

Speaker:

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Dr. Marya Porter

About the Speaker: 

After 20 years in private practice, Dr. Porter now works as an OB hospitalist at East Jefferson General Hospital, treating conditions affecting the female reproductive system. Additionally, she sees patients at Magnolia OB/GYN in Hammond and serves as a Medical Director at Louisiana Healthcare Connections. 

Dr. Porter is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Certified Menopause Practitioner. She graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed her residency at University of Maryland Medical Center. She has served on numerous committees including the Quality and Innovations Committee, Network Operations Council, and Surgical Services Executive Committee.

Registration:

Attendance is FREE, but registration for Cesarean rate for low-risk, 1st birth webinar is required. We will be using Zoom to broadcast the webinar. 


Accreditation Statement: 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Louisiana AAP and Louisiana Healthcare Connections. Louisiana AAP is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Louisiana AAP designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.ducation by Workplace Nurses LLC. Workplace Nurses LLC is an Approved Provider of Nursing Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 13,654.

"COVID Vaccines for Children: Key tools for curbing the ever-evolving pandemic!"

Learning Objectives:

  1. To educate providers about common myths related to COVID-19 vaccines.
  2. To enhance communication techniques for addressing COVID-19 vaccine questions.
  3. To provide an update on the most recent research as it relates to pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations.

Available soon On-Demand at ConnectionsU.

Speaker:

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John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD, FAAP

About the Speaker:

Dr. John Vanchiere is a Pediatric Infectious Diseases specialist and Professor of Pediatrics at LSU Health Shreveport.  A second-generation Louisiana pediatrician, Dr. Vanchiere grew up in Lake Charles. He completed his medical degree at Emory University in Atlanta and completed residency and fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.  He is a past-president of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Dr. Vanchiere is passionate about the importance of research to improve the health of children and adults.  He is heavily involved in the COVID pandemic response in Northwest Louisiana, where he is an Associate Director of the Center for Emerging Viral Threats at LSU Health Shreveport.  He and his wife Margaret are the proud parents of six children.

 

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Accreditation Statement: 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Louisiana AAP and Louisiana Healthcare Connections.  Louisiana AAP is accredited by the Louisiana State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Louisiana AAP designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Education by Workplace Nurses LLC. Workplace Nurses LLC is an Approved Provider of Nursing Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 13,654.

"Saving the Lives of Louisiana's Women through Cervical Cancer Screening"

Louisiana has one of the highest cervical cancer death rates in the nation, and African-American women have a 25% higher incidence rate in our state. We have the opportunity to save the lives of our women through screening and connections to resources, regardless of a person’s insurance coverage. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. The current state of cervical cancer screening in Louisiana.
  2. The importance of cervical cancer screening.
  3. Tips and best practices for talking to your patients.

Available soon On-Demand at ConnectionsU.

Speaker:

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Dr. Marya Porter

About the Speaker:

After 20 years in private practice, Dr. Porter now works as an OB hospitalist at East Jefferson General Hospital, treating conditions affecting the female reproductive system. Additionally, she sees patients at Magnolia OB/GYN in Hammond and serves as a Medical Director at Louisiana Healthcare Connections. 

Dr. Porter is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Certified Menopause Practitioner. She graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed her residency at University of Maryland Medical Center. She has served on numerous committees including the Quality and Innovations Committee, Network Operations Council, and Surgical Services Executive Committee.

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Accreditation Statement: 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Louisiana AAP and Louisiana Healthcare Connections.  Louisiana AAP is accredited by the Louisiana State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Louisiana AAP designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Education by Workplace Nurses LLC. Workplace Nurses LLC is an Approved Provider of Nursing Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 13,654.

"Vaccines for Children: Addressing parental hesitancy without raising your blood pressure!"

Available soon On-Demand at ConnectionsU.

Speaker:

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John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD, FAAP

Available soon On-Demand at ConnectionsU.

About the Speaker:

Dr. John Vanchiere is a Pediatric Infectious Diseases specialist and Professor of Pediatrics at LSU Health Shreveport.  A second-generation Louisiana pediatrician, Dr. Vanchiere grew up in Lake Charles. He completed his medical degree at Emory University in Atlanta and completed residency and fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.  He is a past-president of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Dr. Vanchiere is passionate about the importance of research to improve the health of children and adults.  He is heavily involved in the COVID pandemic response in Northwest Louisiana, where he is an Associate Director of the Center for Emerging Viral Threats at LSU Health Shreveport.  He and his wife Margaret are the proud parents of six children.

 

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Accreditation Statement: 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Louisiana AAP and Louisiana Healthcare Connections.  Louisiana AAP is accredited by the Louisiana State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Louisiana AAP designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Education by Workplace Nurses LLC. Workplace Nurses LLC is an Approved Provider of Nursing Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 13,654.

"Blood Pressure Management"

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the current USPSTF and JNC guideline for essential hypertension.
  2.  Review of pharmacological management for different patient populations and chronic disease.
  3. Be able to differentiate the management options for hypertensive urgency and emergency.
  4. Review of the secondary cause and treatment resistant essential hypertension.
  5. Understand the role of weight management and non-pharmacological options.

Available soon On-Demand at ConnectionsU.

Speaker:

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Dr. Kabiul Haque, MD, MPH

About the Speaker:

Dr. Kabiul Haque, MD, MPH is currently serving as a clinical assistant professor of the Family Medicine residency program at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and medical degree from the Medical University of the Americas, St Kitts & Nevis. He completed Master of Public Health from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada. He finished his residency in Family Medicine from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA where he also served as a chief resident. Dr. Haque has published several articles and presented posters in the national conferences in the last few years. He is an active author for the AAFP national journal and serving as an editorial member for the journal of international medical research and health sciences. He is actively involved in medical student & resident education and quality improvement projects. Dr. Haque is a member of the American Academy of Family Physician and College of Family Physician Canada.     

Ochsner LSUHSC Shreveport is a major medical center in the northwest Louisiana. LSUHSC Family medicine department (Shreveport) has 24 faculties and 28 residents, who serve as primary care providers for a large group of population at the Shreveport area and surrounding communities

 

CME Accreditation: LAFP logo

The AAFP has reviewed LAFP Webinar Series and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 11/05/2021 to 11/04/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session(s): April 5, 2022 - Blood Pressure Management (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s), April 26, 2022 - Hepatitis C Evaluation and Treatment Update (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s), May 3, 2022 - Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s), and May 10, 2022 - HIV in Louisiana Primary Care (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s).

This activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Education by Workplace Nurses LLC. Workplace Nurses LLC is an Approved Provider of Nursing Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 13,654.

"Improving Outcomes in Your Patients with Diabetes"

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss glycemic goals and ways to improve glucose control.
  2. Identify important screenings for patients with diabetes.
  3. Explain the use of CGM therapy in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.
  4. Verbalize key recommendations of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines.

Available soon On-Demand at ConnectionsU.

Speaker:

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About the Speaker:

Dr. Alicia Bates

Dr. Alicia Bates has been a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) since 2012. She earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi. In 2017, she received her PhD in Nursing Education and Administration from William Carey University.  She currently serves as a full-time Assistant Professor in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. While Dr. Bates has nursing experience in cardiology, her true passion is diabetes!  Since 2014, she has continued to practice as a FNP in the diabetes management clinic at Ochsner Healthcare system, where she treats and manages adult patients. Alicia is a Certified Diabetes Educator and is a professional member of the American Diabetes Association, as well as the American Association of Diabetes Educators. 

 


Accreditation Statement: 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Louisiana AAP and Louisiana Healthcare Connections.  Louisiana AAP is accredited by the Louisiana State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Louisiana AAP designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Education by Workplace Nurses LLC. Workplace Nurses LLC is an Approved Provider of Nursing Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 13,654.

"Hepatitis C Evaluation and Treatment Update"

Available soon On-Demand at ConnectionsU.

Speakers:

Edwin Dennard, MD, JD, Speaker

Edwin W. Dennard, MD, JD

Dr. Dennard is a native Texan who settled in New Orleans after graduating from Tulane University’s college of arts and sciences.   He is a graduate of the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed residency training in family medicine at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Dennard is a board-certified family physician with special interests in chronic disease management and preventive care of middle aged and older patients. He believes the role of a primary care physician is to help patients to plan for a long, active life, and he sees his role as trusted advisor who seeks to educate and provide options for patients to make the choices that work best for them.



Ronald Slipman, MD, Speaker

Ronald A. Slipman, MD

Dr. Slipman is a board-certified family medicine physician and faculty liaison to Tulane's rural family medicine preceptors. He provides comprehensive family medicine for adults and children at Tulane Lakeside Multispecialty Clinic, with special interests in preventive medicine, chronic disease management, and men's health. Dr. Slipman received his undergraduate degrees in Biology and French from Washington University in St. Louis. He received his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. He completed his residency in family medicine at East Jefferson General Hospital and joined the faculty at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is also active in the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Micah Pippin, MD, Speaker

Micah Pippin, MD

Dr. Micah Pippin was named Associate Program Director in March 2018. He joined the faculty in July, 2016, after completing residency training at this program. Dr. Pippen served as Chief Resident during the 2015-2016 academic year. He is a graduate Tulane University School of Medicine – New Orleans, where he gained experience in the Patient Centered Medical Home concept as a member of the TRIP Immersion team. Dr. Pippin is from Woodworth, Louisiana. He is the Academic Coordinator for the program.

Earl Clark, MD, Speaker

Earl Clark, MD

Dr. Clark comes to Louisiana by way of Tampa, FL. He is currently in his second year at the Alexandria Family Medicine Residency Program.  He was born in Huntsville, Alabama. He received his medical doctorate from Trinity University in December 2018.  Dr. Clark attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas earning his undergraduate degree in Biology.  He worked as a scribe at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.  His interests include reading, travel, jogging, and running marathons.Tulane School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine Faculty: Presenters:  Edwin W. Dennard, MD, JD, Chairman, Family and Community Medicine-Tulane School of Medicine
Ronald A. Slipman, MD, Faculty-Tulane School of Medicine Micah Pippin, MD, Associate Director-Alexandria Family Medicine Residency Program Earl Clark, MD, PGY-3- Alexandria Family Medicine Residency Program

CME Accreditation: LAFP logo

The AAFP has reviewed LAFP Webinar Series and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 11/05/2021 to 11/04/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session(s): April 5, 2022 - Blood Pressure Management (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s), April 26, 2022 - Hepatitis C Evaluation and Treatment Update (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s), May 3, 2022 - Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s), and May 10, 2022 - HIV in Louisiana Primary Care (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s).

This activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Education by Workplace Nurses LLC. Workplace Nurses LLC is an Approved Provider of Nursing Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 13,654.

"HIV in Louisiana Primary Care"

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the Louisiana Department of Health testing requirements and prophylactic treatment requirements for HIV care.
  2. Understand the diverse holistic needs of an individual exposed to HIV or after seroconversion of HIV.  
  3. Understanding the barriers to providing care to HIV positive patients as well as patients concerned for contraction of HIV.

Available soon On-Demand at ConnectionsU.

Speaker:

Dr. David Janese, Speaker

Dr. David Janese 

Dr. David Janese is a third-year resident in the Emergency Medicine/Family Medicine residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Shreveport. He graduated from Saba University School of Medicine, earned his Master of Science degree in immunology and emerging infectious diseases from the University of Saint Joseph, is an active paramedic in Louisiana and Texas, and serves as the assistant medical director for Shreveport Fire Department and Lavaca County Emergency Medical Services. Doctor Janese has always had a passion for emerging viral illnesses as well as a desire to provide holistic care to HIV Patience.

CME Accreditation:   LAFP logo

The AAFP has reviewed LAFP Webinar Series and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 11/05/2021 to 11/04/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session(s): April 5, 2022 - Blood Pressure Management (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s), April 26, 2022 - Hepatitis C Evaluation and Treatment Update (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s), May 3, 2022 - Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s), and May 10, 2022 - HIV in Louisiana Primary Care (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s).

This activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Education by Workplace Nurses LLC. Workplace Nurses LLC is an Approved Provider of Nursing Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 13,654.

"Flipping the Script on Person-Centered After Care"

Getting discharged from the hospital is a scary and daunting time. The success of long-term recovery is more achievable with person-centered transitioning. Hear a personal experience of what life was like after inpatient care. Re-entry for each person is unique and presents different challenges.  Non-traditional resources and a fresh person-centered approach during this process can greatly reduce iatrogenic harm, repeat suicide attempts, chances of returning to a state of crisis and increase long-term recovery and quality of life. A viewpoint from someone who has been their goes a long way in how to approach the next steps to allow the person to return to the community more empowered.

Learning objectives

  1. Person-Centered transition planning
  2. Person-Centered goals
  3. Create Achievable “Next Steps”
  4. Empowering Collaboration

Available soon On-Demand at ConnectionsU.

Speaker:

Angela Guinchard Lorio, PRSS, Speaker

Angela Guinchard Lorio, PRSS

Angéla is a native of New Orleans who relocated to Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina. The treasures of her life are her faith, being married to her husband Neal Lorio, PRSS, and mother of 9yr old John Paul.  She loves being a peer throughout all aspects of her life. Angéla was appointed by the governor and serves as the Vice-Chair of the Louisiana State Interagency Coordinating Council (LA-SICC) who works in collaboration with the Louisiana Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities. She brings her experience as a mother of a child with special needs.

Angéla was certified as a Peer Support Specialist with OBH in 2014. In addition, she has chosen to become credentialed as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS) by the Certification Examining Board (CEB) of Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors & Trainers (LASACT). She is also a member of LASACT and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer on the Certification Examining Board of LASACT. She serves as an advocate on the state and national level for various issues associated with individuals with developmental disabilities such as health care and equitable treatment.  Angéla has been a volunteer for several years at Capital Area Human Service District as a PRSS presenter for the Crisis Intervention Training for first responders and cadets at the Police Academy. Most recently, she has been on the training team with LSU School of Public Health with the roll out of the Louisiana State Crisis Response System and 988. 

"Fluoride Varnish and Pediatric Oral Health: What is it, how to do it and why!"

Dr. Bienvenu will offer:

"Everything you need to know to very easily apply Fluoride Varnish in your clinic: Facts about kids’ teeth and cavities, the science, what varnish is, how it works, and its efficacy and amazing safety…where to get it, how to do it. Simple Louisiana Medicaid rules and how to bill easily for Medicaid or private individual insurance. Transform the oral health of your patients!”

Speaker:

Dr. Steven Bienvenu

Available On-Demand through ConnectionsU.

 

Accreditation Statement: 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Louisiana AAP and Louisiana Healthcare Connections.  Louisiana AAP is accredited by the Louisiana State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Louisiana AAP designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Education by Workplace Nurses LLC. Workplace Nurses LLC is an Approved Provider of Nursing Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 13,654.

"Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care"

Learning Objectives:

  1. Know screening options for colon cancer.
  2. Understand preventive measures for colon cancer.
  3. Be familiar with indications and contraindications for colonoscopy.
  4. Be able to describe colon preparation to patients.
  5. Be able to recognize complications of colonoscopy.
  6. Be aware of anti-coagulation considerations for colonoscopy.

Speaker:

Marc Chaudoir, MD, Speaker

Marc Chaudoir, MD

About the Speaker:

Dr. Chaudoir grew up in central Louisiana and attended Louisiana College, followed by medical school and family medicine residency training at LSU Health Shreveport. He elected to join the faculty of LSU Health Shreveport in 2014 because of its diverse patient population and the wide variety of pathology seen here. Additionally, Dr. Chaudoir was attracted to our family medicine program because “it offers great procedural opportunities, as well as a very kind and helpful faculty.” He has a special interest in endoscopy procedures and lectures at the American Association for Primary Care Endoscopy conferences. He also feels that the Shreveport/Bossier area lends itself well to his hobbies, which are golf and soccer.

 

CME Accreditation: LAFP logo

The AAFP has reviewed LAFP Webinar Series and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 11/05/2021 to 11/04/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session(s): April 5, 2022 - Blood Pressure Management (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s), April 26, 2022 - Hepatitis C Evaluation and Treatment Update (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s), May 3, 2022 - Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s), and May 10, 2022 - HIV in Louisiana Primary Care (1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s).

This activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Education by Workplace Nurses LLC. Workplace Nurses LLC is an Approved Provider of Nursing Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 13,654.

"ASAM criteria: differentiating between ASAM 3.5 and 3.7c"

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the difference between 3.5 and 3.7c ASAM LOCs
  2. Understand the difference between behavioral health symptoms and behaviors that are appropriate for each LOC
  3. Understand which behaviors and symptoms are inappropriate for each LOC

 

Speaker:

Richard Dalton, MD

About the Speaker:

Richard “Dick” Dalton, MD is board-certified in psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry, and is Senior Medical Director at Louisiana Healthcare Connections. In this role he provides medical leadership for all behavioral health-related utilization management, pharmacy, case management, disease management, and medical quality improvement activities.

In addition to his work with Louisiana Healthcare Connections, Dr. Dalton serves as a consultant to the LSU/OLOL psychiatry training program and is an adjunct professor at Tulane University, where he previously served as professor of Psychiatry, and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics for nearly two decades. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and did his residency at Duke University Medical Center.

With nearly 40 years of experience in child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Dalton is deeply committed to supporting the improvement of mental health in Louisiana. He has served on numerous boards and committees including the New Orleans Area Psychiatric Association, Education and Support Program of Louisiana, and CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) Program in Orleans Parish. 

He is a member of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association, Louisiana Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New Orleans Area Psychiatric Association and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Dalton is author of the book, Psychiatric Hospitalization of School-Age Children, and has written numerous articles and book chapters related to child and adolescent psychiatry. His ground-breaking work in the behavioral health arena has earned him numerous prestigious awards including the Nancy C.A. Roeske American Psychiatric Association Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education, Distinguished Life Fellow - American Psychiatric Association, and Top Doctor in Louisiana.

 

CME Accreditation: LAFP logo

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Louisiana AAP and Louisiana Healthcare Connections. Louisiana AAP is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Louisiana AAP designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Education by Workplace Nurses LLC. Workplace Nurses LLC is an Approved Provider of Nursing Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 13,654.