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the patient, is vital to success and decreasing the previously reported statistics. PDMP provides real time prescribing and dispensing history of each patent to recognize suspicious behaviors. Practitioners are responsible for protecting the patient, and instead of prescribing additional prescription opioids to dependent patients, the practitioner can help the patients find the needed help at a qualified rehab facility. Competent skills outlined by TANIC support successful implementation and utilization of the PDMP to instill hope and recovery for drug dependent patients. The future will remain dim if action isn’t taken. Our healthcare must utilize every resource available combined with high quality clinical documentation. The proposed recommendations are a starting point carried out by willing bodies and relentless dedication. Thisincludes responsible practitioners who are accessing the PDMP and remaining aware of practitioners who are dispensing illicit drugs. Requiring each clinic to have an electronic database, so the PDMP may be accessed at each facility providing care to patients. It is importantto require and follow-up with practitioners to ensure adequate training and computer skills to
PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM7provide and retrieve high quality clinical documentation to support a safe environment. It is time to create change and gain control over a national crisis causing devastating effects. ReferencesHill, K., Rice, L., Connery, H., & Weiss, R. (2012). Diagnosing and treating opioid dependence. Journal of Family Practice, 61(10), 588-596. Retrieved from eds.b.ebscohost.com.chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.orgHodge, J., Wetter, S., & Noe, S. (2017). Emerging legal responses to curb the opioid epidemic. Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, 45(3). doi: 10.1177.1073110517737547Mofizul, M., &McRae, S. (2014). An inevitable wave of prescription drug monitoring programs in the context of prescription opioids: Pros, cons, and tensions. BMC Pharmacology
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