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OPIOIDS FOR CHRONIC NON-CANCER PAIN: USING THE CANADIAN GUIDELINE IN YOUR PRACTICE
ONGOING | ONLINE

This teaching module explores each of the five clusters of the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, highlighting treatment recommendations through case presentations and summaries, and includes many useful tools to help manage, assess, and monitor patients using opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain.

To better understand and be able to implement the recommendations in the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, after completing this module the learner will be able to:

  • Identify patients with chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) who may benefit from a trial of opioid therapy.
  • Discuss the decision process involved when considering a trial of opioid therapy.
  • Describe the potential risks associated with opioids such as side effects, long term medical complications and addiction.
  • Describe what a trial of opioid therapy involves.
  • List appropriate documentation for the prescribing and monitoring of opioid therapy and the tools that can be used for monitoring efficacy and safety of opioids.
  • Cite examples of when opioids should be rotated, tapered or stopped.
  • Discuss the appropriate use of opioids in specific higher-risk populations.
  • Identify resources available to help you and your patients manage their CNCP.

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PAIN CARE PROGRAM
ONGOING | ONLINE

Queen's University in Kingston, Canada is offering a new Graduate Diploma in Pain Care program. It is an 8 month, part-time program consisting of 4 online courses and a 1 week onsite integrated interprofessional course using simulation facilities at Queen's University. It is intended for practicing healthcare professionals with a desire to provide comprehensive pain care and/or who wish to become experts in pain within their work environment. The program provides in-depth theoretical and clinical knowledge that will enhance the ability of healthcare professionals to provide quality pain care and to develop, implement and evaluate pain-related programs.  The program is interdisciplinary and includes faculty from nursing, anesthesiology and preoperative medicine, biomedical and molecular sciences, rehabilitation therapy, and psychology.

For more information:

Please visit our website OR view the webinar OR contact us at paindiploma@queensu.ca

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