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Best Practices for K-TRACS Use and Kansas Prescribing Trends

Total Credits: 1.0 including 1.0 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Gayle Donaldson, MBA |  LaTonyua Rice, BS, Pharm D, BCGP
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Learning Objectives:

1-Identify Kansas prescription drug monitoring program goals and utilization benefits

2-Apply best practices for how and when K-TRACS should be used in clinical decision-making

3-Discuss current statewide controlled substance prescribing trends

4-Understand safe prescribing practices and consult available resources

Gayle Donaldson, MBA and LaTonyua, BS, Pharm D, BCGP disclose that neither has relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.

The program was planned, implemented  and accredited by the Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine (KAOM).

The Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physicians participation in this activity. 

Grievance Policy:

KAOM will respond to all grievances in a timely manner and you may call Vicki Whitaker, Executive Director at 785-234-5563 to discuss them. KAOM wants to be made aware of the grievance in order to resolve it to your satisfaction. All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt. If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response from KAOM they can submit a complaint in writing to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

For questions pertaining to this presentation please email KAOM Executive Director, Vicki Whitaker at Please place the CME question in the subject line. 




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Gayle Donaldson, MBA graduated with a BA in Communication Studies from Fort Hays State University and an MBA from Baker University. She has more than 10 years' experience in journalism, public relations, marketing, public information, graphic design and project management. She is currently the Public Information Officer at the Kansas Board of Pharmacy.She manages the K-TRACS website and social media prescence as well as creating public information healthcare professionals and consumers regarding the state's prescription drug monitoring program. 

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LaTonyua Rice, BS, Pharm D, BCGP graduated from Kansas Newman College with both a BS in Chemistry and a BA in Biology. She received her Pharm D from the University of Missouri and has been a pharmacist for more than 30 years. She is now with the Kansas Board of Pharmacy as a k-TRAC Clinical Pharmacist/Investigator. Rice researches and investigates potential cases of drug diverson as part of the Kansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (K-TRACS). She researches and identifies patients with the potential for substance use disorder, prescription misuse, or dangerous prescribing patterns and recommends, develops, and implements prescriber and pharmacy guidelines for clinical practice based upon investigations of controlled substance misuse and diversion in collaboration with K-TRACS.