Monthly Archives - December 2019

The Flu and Antiviral Medications

Flu season is here and Texas Children’s Health Plan hopes everyone has received their flu vaccine. If you haven’t gotten your flu vaccine, it’s not too late! When you diagnose a patient with the flu, it’s important to understand when you can treat with antivirals, as well as which antiviral medications are approved and recommended for treatment each flu season. Antiviral medications work best if started within two days of getting sick with the flu. There are currently three antiviral medications [...]

Opioid Abuse CME

Texas Children’s Health Plan Is Offering Free Online Combating Opioid Abuse CME/CNE

Combating Opioid Abuse CME Series Provided by Texas Children’s Hospital and presented by Texas Children’s Health Plan. The Opioid Epidemic and SBIRT This course addresses the epidemiology of the opioid epidemic nationally and locally, as well as effective health care and public health responses. Tackling the Opioid Crisis; Effects on the Neonate Identify newborns at risk for NAS/NOWS, recognize the symptoms of NAS and discuss treatment options, and learn potential long-term sequelae of fetal exposure to opioids. Tackling the Opioid Crisis: An OB Perspective This class [...]