Benzodiazepines: Uses, Dangers, and Clinical Considerations

About the Program

The PA Foundation is pleased to present Benzodiazepines: Uses, Dangers, and Clinical Considerations, a virtual seminar for PA students designed to supplement established PA school curriculum and enhance learning on substance use disorder (SUD).

In this presentation, students will learn:  ​

  • Common and FDA-approved uses of benzodiazepines
  • The evidence-based benefits and risks of prescription benzodiazepines
  • To recognize the symptoms of physical dependence and substance use disorder
  • The significant risks of polysubstance use and benzodiazepine withdrawal
  • To communicate safe use effectively with patients

This course qualifies for two hours of training on SUD for “practitioners renewing or newly applying for a registration from the DEA to prescribe any Schedule II-V controlled medications” (SAMHSA, 2023).

Meet the Faculty

Practicing PAs with expertise in SUD and psychiatric medicine developed this content and have presented the material to PA programs across the country. Their experience and expertise provide valuable insight into safe and effective use of benzodiazepines.

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The PA Foundation produced and is solely responsible for the content of this program. This project was funded through a grant by the AmerisourceBergen Foundation. Special thanks to the presenters and the coordinating team of the PA Foundation.