Treating Addicted Healthcare Professionals

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By Penelope P. Ziegler, MD
Medical Director, Virginia Health Practitioners’ Monitoring Program, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University

Module Description: Impairment in physicians and other healthcare professionals due to substance abuse is not infrequent and rates approximate those of the general public. This module discusses risk factors for addiction in healthcare professionals, how to undertake treatment including consideration of pharmacotherapies, prognosis, special concerns in treating healthcare professionals, and monitoring of impaired health professionals.

Note: This online module is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.