Managing Benzodiazepines: Best Practices and Alternatives
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
Discussions about safe, effective prescribing of benzodiazepines can often lead to strong, divergent opinions among medical professionals. There are appropriate indications for ongoing benzodiazepine use and health care professionals typically agree that drug diversion should be avoided, yet potential risks even with appropriate benzodiazepine use means that prescribers may face restrictions to clinically necessary access from state and funding bodies. Without nationally accepted guidelines for benzodiazepines, health care systems are often left to create their own standards. Join this webinar to review ineffective and potentially harmful benzodiazepine prescribing and hear about effective treatment alternatives. Review the value and process of creating guidelines at a large agency, learn what guidelines and standards other medical leaders follow, and learn from state regulatory examples.
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions