FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDNAX, Inc., the national physician-led health solutions partner, will offer a series of complimentary continuing education webinars to clinical professionals within and outside of the Company beginning Oct. 11 as part of its commitment to help address opioid-related disorders and opioid management.
As a leading provider of anesthesiology, neonatology and maternal-fetal services with nearly 40 years of experience treating patients on the continuum of care, MEDNAX-affiliated clinicians have witnessed the devastating effects of opioid addiction firsthand, from chronic pain management to maternal use and infant withdrawal. In response to this national problem, the Company has launched a comprehensive initiative to address opioid use and abuse through a multifaceted approach that includes advocacy efforts, research projects, multidisciplinary educational activities and a National Opioid Management Collaborative.
“We were positioned to quickly bring together an interdisciplinary team of experts to address the challenges of this epidemic,” said Jorge Del Toro, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Women’s & Children’s Services of MEDNAX. “Our anesthesiology, neonatology, and maternal-fetal specialists collaborated to present a unique perspective.”
The webinars will optimize multidisciplinary fields to provide broad information access for participating clinicians, all featuring a live Q&A:
- 12-1 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 11 – Responsible Prescribing of Opioids for Non-Cancer Pain
- 9-10 a.m. ET Friday, Oct. 20 – Opioid Addiction in Pregnancy
- 4-5 p.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 26 – Interdisciplinary Outpatient Chronic Pain Management
- 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET Monday, Nov. 6 – Responsible Prescribing of Opioids for Non-Cancer Pain
- 12-1 p.m. ET Tuesday, Nov. 7 – Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
- 1-2 p.m. ET Tuesday, Nov. 14 – Opioids, Pregnancy and You
- 3-4 p.m. ET Tuesday, Nov. 28 – Interdisciplinary Outpatient Chronic Pain Management
As an accredited provider of continuing medical and nursing education, MEDNAX offers a variety of live conferences and online education to support affiliated clinicians in a wide range of fields. Since its inception, the MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety (CREQS) has viewed all healthcare issues from a broad perspective and supported a multilayered methodology to problem solving. CREQS features a complex portfolio of initiatives that are aligned to achieve the Company’s mission to Take great care of the patient, every day and in every way™. The team is engaged in numerous clinical research projects as well as several multidisciplinary quality collaboratives and process improvement activities that support MEDNAX’s quality and safety strategic goals to improve patient safety and outcomes.
MEDNAX, Inc. is a national health solutions partner based in Sunrise, Fla. comprised of the nation's leading providers of physician services. Physicians and advanced practitioners practicing as part of MEDNAX are reshaping the delivery of care within their specialties and subspecialties, using evidence-based tools, continuous quality initiatives, clinical research and telemedicine to enhance patient outcomes and provide high-quality, cost-effective care. The Company was founded in 1979, and today, through its affiliated professional corporations, MEDNAX provides services through a network of more than 4,000 physicians in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. In addition to its national physician network, MEDNAX provides services to healthcare facilities and physicians in over 40 states through two complementary businesses, consisting of a revenue cycle management company and a consulting services company. Additional information is available at www.mednax.com.