- Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
This online course can be taken as an elective course for the Opioid Dependence Treatment Core Course or as a stand alone course.
After successfully completing the course, participants will be able to:
• collaborate routinely with other health care professionals addressing a patient’s chronic non-cancer pain
• identify patients who may be suitable candidates for opioid therapy
• identify patients at risk for opioid addiction and misuse
• discuss with patients and the treatment team the effectiveness of opioids in treating chronic non-cancer pain
• safely conduct an opioid trial by following Canadian Guideline recommendations
• safely monitor patients on long-term opioid therapy by following Canadian Guideline recommendations.
This course is open to health care providers (physicians, pain specialists, addiction specialists, mental health clinicians, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, social workers, occupational therapists and physiotherapists) involved in the treatment of patients with chronic non-cancer pain.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada Statement (prepared for discussion at The Canadian Pain Summit April 24 2012)
The Canadian Pain Summit was held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the historic Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.