Safer Opioid Prescribing Skills
The University of Toronto Safer Opioid Prescribing Skills workshop is an innovative, effective program designed to help physicians and health care professionals reduce risk when prescribing opioids. It is based on the 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Pain and was developed by the University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine Continuing Professional Development. The Saegis Safety Institute is partnering with the U of T to bring this workshop to physicians and healthcare professionals across Canada.
This program is for: Physicians, residents, and other healthcare professionals and nurses who prescribe opioids
Benefits of the program:
The Safer Opioid Prescribing Skills workshop maximizes competency building and drives meaningful change at the practice level.
Topics to be covered:
- Initiating & managing safe & effective opioid therapy.
- Preventing & addressing addiction to prescription opioids.
- Developing communication & collaboration practice skills to better manage opioid therapy for your chronic pain patients
- Manage problematic situations with chronic pain patients:
- Patients on high doses of opioids who are dysfunctional, but not addicted.
- Patients at high risk of addiction
- Patients using opioids illicitly
- Effectively communicate with chronic pain patients their:
- Necessity of tapering opioid dose
- Diagnosis of addiction
- Addiction treatment options
- Develop approaches and practice tools to work with other health care professionals to manage complex patients
- Acute care physicians
- Pain and addiction specialists
Duration: One-day workshop
Cost: $650.00 for Physicians; $200.00 for residents and other healthcare professionals
REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP ON THE U OF T WEBSITE:
The College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+
This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 18.0 Mainpro+ credits.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to a maximum of 6.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 3 (Self-Assessment)
This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto on 10/24/2016 and expires 10/26/2018. Remember to visit MAINPORT ePortfolio to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 5.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).