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Legal Marijuana and the Decrease in Opioid Use


Alternative Medicine, Chronic Pain, Medical Marijuana, Opioid Abuse, Pain Management

By AAACEUs

As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, doctors may be replacing opioid prescriptions with suggestions to visit a local medical marijuana dispensary.
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Opioid-Related Deaths - CDC's Report on Opioid Overdoses in the Emergency Department


Chronic Pain, Opioid Abuse, Resources

By AAACEUs

Life expectancy has dropped in America for the first time since 1999. The reasons for this are complex, but one of the main culprits is the growing opioid epidemic in this country. As opioid abuse and opioid-related deaths receive increased attention, we're starting to see best practices by healthcare providers change and evolve.
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Suicide Prevention - The NIMH's Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit


Assessment Guides, Resources, Suicide, Toolkit

By AAACEUs

Suicide is a global public health problem. Worldwide, suicide is the second leading cause of death for individuals 10 - 24 years old. According to the CDC, in 2015, more than 5,900 young individuals in the US committed suicide - even more common are suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts.
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Human Trafficking - A Toolkit for Identifying Victims


Assessment Guides, Human Trafficking, Labor Trafficking, Resources, Sex Trafficking, Toolkit

By AAACEUs

Human trafficking is increasingly prevalent in our society and as healthcare professionals we encounter it more and more. Human trafficking is a criminal business that profits from the illegal transportation of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or sexual exploitation. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world today and second largest - second only to drug trafficking and tied with illegal arms. Why has this become such an issue in modern day America?
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Chronic Pain - A Guideline For Management and Treatment


Alternative Medicine, Chronic Pain, Guidelines, Opioid Abuse, Toolkit

By AAACEUs

This month, we're discussing chronic pain and highlighting a recent guideline put out by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense outlining its appropriate management and treatment. Chronic pain is one of the most common medical conditions. In the U.S. alone, approximately 100 million adults experience chronic pain and, as a healthcare professional, you encounter individuals suffering from chronic pain at every level of your practice.
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The NOTICE Act and MOON: A year in, what's the implication?


Hospital Readmissions, Hospital-Based Case Management, Medicare, Rules and Regulation, Utilization Review

By AAACEUs

In this month's article we discuss the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Eligibility Act that was adopted in August, 2016. We hear from many professionals impacted by the NOTICE Act that adoption of the new rules and process has come with the standard set of growing pains and additional controversies. In this article, we'll discuss some of the most common controversies and points of confusion for both patients and professionals alike.
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