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  1. Portraits of Excellence

  2. Smiles for Japan

    A grade eight student's heart is moved to respond to the Japanese tsunami disaster.
    His act of kindness has an unforeseen impact.

    Director/Camera/Editor: Jim Brodie

  3. Helping the Impaired Pharmacist: A program for colleagues

    Pharmacists have ready access to a wide range of narcotic drugs and other controlled substances. Despite their professional training and knowledge of the risks associated with these drugs, research indicates that pharmacists may be at particular risk for substance abuse.

    Some studies have suggested that as many as 10 to 18 percent may be chemically dependent, and even higher percentages of practicing and student pharmacists report using controlled substances without prescriptions. Substance abuse by pharmacists can destroy lives, families, and professional careers.

    Their errors can cause irreparable harm to their patients, and their colleagues and employers could be held jointly liable. Despite this grim picture, with early detection, intervention, and effective treatment, more than three quarters of impaired pharmacists recover.

    This provocative training program is designed to help pharmacists and employers to recognize substance abuse problems among their colleagues, and to take prompt and effective action. The program is hosted by CBC medical journalist Dr. Brian Goldman, MD, FACEP, MCFP(EM).

  4. Preventing Drug Diversion: A Program for Physicians

    Today's powerful new pain medications offer patients more effective and convenient relief of pain than has ever been available before. But many of these medicines, including both opioid and non-opioid analgesics, are sought by addicts and "recreational" users as well. Physicians, nurses, and other healthcare staff may have difficulty distinguishing con artists and drug abusers from legitimate patients. Federal and state regulations, and their own professional ethics, place an increasing burden on clinicians to prevent diversion of drugs into the illegal market.

    This engaging training film will help physicians and other learn to prevent drug diversion and to comply with current legal requirements without unduly increasing costs or, more importantly, compromising patient care. A Study Guide supplementing the video is available online. The program is hosted by CBC medical journalist Dr. Brian Goldman, MD, FACEP, MCFP(EM).

    The program won a gold plaque at the Chicago Intercom Festival and was a short-list finalist at the American Medical Association Film Awards.

    Reviews
    "Issues related to pain management, substance abuse and drug diversion have become increasingly important within the health professions in the last decade. Each video emphasizes the importance of and the process for professional intervention for the impaired physician or pharmacist. Recommended." --Educational Media Reviews Online

  5. Preventing Drug Diversion: A Program for Pharmacists

    Today's powerful new pain medications offer patients more effective and convenient relief of pain than has ever been available before. But many of these medicines, including both opioid and non-opioid analgesics, are sought by addicts and "recreational" users as well.

    Pharmacists may have difficulty distinguishing con artists and drug abusers from legitimate patients. Federal and state regulations, and their own professional ethics, place an increasing burden on pharmacists to prevent diversion of drugs into the illegal market.

    This engaging training film will help pharmacists learn to prevent drug diversion and to comply with current legal requirements without unduly increasing costs or, more importantly, compromising patient care.

    Awarded Gold Plaque, Chicago Intercom Competition

  6. Drug Diversion for Doctors