We know sedatives and hypnotics can be an important part of a patient's care, but they can also be dangerous. How can we prescribe them safely? This joint session with Community Behavioral Health Services joined primary care providers and psychiatrists to address risk factors for adverse effects and misuse, discuss weening techniques and come up [...]
Hypertension is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality for our patients. What can we do to help bring our patients' blood pressures under better control? This session, led by Dr Joseph Young of Kaiser Permanente and assisted by Drs Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and Reena Gupta of SFGH, discussed factors in a successful blood [...]
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is more common than we realize. It affects all aspects of our patients' health. Dr Leigh Kimberg guides us through IPV screening, and provides resources for providers and patients after a positive screen. In this trauma-informed systems training, Dr Kimberg teaches providers self-care techniques to help cope with the contact trauma.
Effective, Efficient, and Satisfying Communication with Patients and Colleagues Speakers: Jeff Critchfield, MD Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH JanBryan Reyes, MSN Kara Myers, CNM, MSN Purpose or Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: Describe the evidence base for utilizing a relationship-centered approach to encounters with patients or team members. [...]