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Team-Based Approaches to Chronic Pain Management: Opioid Stewardship

Thursday, February 28, 2019 Webinar 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Nearly 20% of Canadian adults experience chronic pain. If some of them are your patients, you want to help them manage it in a way that is safe and effective. This may include opioids, other medications, or non-pharmacological approaches to pain control. When they use opioids, you want to support good stewardship and help keep them safe.

This webinar can help.

Join us on Thursday, February 28 from 12:00-1:00pm for Team-Based Approaches to Chronic Pain Management: Opioid Stewardship, presented by Dr. Jennifer Wyman. They will introduce you to some of the principles of safe pain management and opioid stewardship.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The role of the team in supporting patients who use opioids to manage chronic non-cancer pain.
  • When is the dose too high? – Assessing opioid benefits and risks.
  • Supporting patients on their journey with chronic pain.
  • Recognizing opioid use disorder in the primary care setting.

This webinar will also introduce you to the Opioids Clinical Primer. Led by Dr. Wyman from the University of Toronto, in collaboration with experts and community practitioners from across the province, this free, accredited online course is intended to help clinicians address opioid use disorder and implement safer opioid prescribing strategies in the management of chronic pain.

To prepare for the webinar, please consider reviewing the third course, Safer Opioid Prescribing Strategies, prior to the session. It’s free to access; you’ll simply need to sign up with your email address.

Please use this link to register for the webinar. Once you have registered, you’ll receive instructions to join the webinar in your browser and to connect to the audio channel by phone. We’ll also send you some recommended readings to get you started.

Can’t make it on the 28th? We’ll post the recording here along with the slide deck and other materials. Watch this space! And check out the course linked above.