• Advance Care Planning and the use of the POLST

    Presenter: Patricia Newton, MD
    Original Date: December 7, 2016

    Join and review the POLST and Advance Directive while understanding changes, best practices and new research findings with discussion of clinical cases.

    2.0 ethics CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Alternative Therapies to Pharmaceutical Drugs

    Presenter: Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH
    Original Date: November 14, 2016

    In this presentation, participants discuss patient scenarios and learn about physiologic changes with aging that impact medication use. Additionally, changes with aging that impact specific medications and chronic conditions are addressed. Recommendations for de-prescribing, tapering, or choosing alternative therapies are given.

    Specific medications to be discussed will include: Vicodin, Norco, Percocet, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Morphine, Valium, diazepam, Xanax, alprazolam, Ativan, lorazepam, Benadryl, Tylenol PM, Advil PM (anything PM), Ambien, zolpidem, Lunesta, cold medicines, bladder medicines (Detrol, Oxybutynin, etc), muscle relaxers, Zantac, ranitidine, Pepcid, and famotidine.

    2.0 pharmacy CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Updates in Geriatric Primary Care for Naturopathic Physicians

    Presenter: Alethea Fleming, ND
    Original Date: October 12, 2016

    Primary care medicine is constantly evolving in all aspects of care. This presentation provides an update on changes in geriatric naturopathic medicine, as well as address some of the most common aspects of geriatric care that are poorly understood or can create apprehension for newer physicians. More doctors are required in geriatric care and naturopaths are well-suited to filling this gap, but need to feel confident and comfortable in doing so.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM