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Opioids and the bigger picture when treating chronic pain

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Supporting patients with chronic non-cancer pain can be a challenge. The side effects and serious risks of opioid use have been well publicised, but if these medicines aren’t the solution what is?

This educational visit provides clarity on the role of opioids when supporting patients with chronic non-cancer pain. It covers the latest evidence and offers advice on engaging patients to take an active role in managing pain, along with a resource to support patients reduce or stop their opioid medication.

Educational visits are available as:

  • One-on-one discussion: a 30-minute in-practice discussion for GPs, tailored to individual learning needs.
  • Virtual visit: via video call for GPs who find it difficult to schedule an in-practice visit
  • Small-group: a 1-hour in-practice meeting for up to 10 health professionals (GPs, pharmacists and nurses).

 

Learning outcomes

 

Learning outcomes for one on one educational visits:

  • Identify the limited role of opioids and outline the importance of non-pharmacological treatments when managing patients with chronic non-cancer pain
  • Develop and implement a clear plan with each patient to achieve an improvement in pain and functioning, if an opioid trial is indicated
  • Review patients who are taking opioids and assess the risk of harm against potential benefits to identify patients who would benefit from opioid tapering
  • Use multidisciplinary services to support patients living with chronic non-cancer pain and identify when to refer patients at high risk of harm from opioids

Learning outcomes for small group meeting:

  • Identify the limited role of opioids and outline the importance of non-pharmacological treatments when managing patients with chronic non-cancer pain.
  • Develop and implement a clear plan with each patient to achieve an improvement in pain and functioning, if an opioid trial is indicated.
  • Review patients who are taking opioids and assess risk of harm and potential benefits to identify patients who would benefit from opioid tapering.
  • Use multidisciplinary services to support patients living with chronic non-cancer pain and identify when to refer patients at high risk of harm from opioids.
  • Discuss systems in your practice and prioritise areas for improvement in the management of patients who have been prescribed opioids.
Delivery
Title
Opioids and the bigger picture when treating chronic pain
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Provider Type
Education Provider
Start Date
01-Oct-2019
CPD
This activity has been accredited for 2 (Category 2) points in the RACGP QI&CPD Program for the 2017–2019 triennium, This activity has been approved for 1 Core point in the ACRRM PD Program for the 2017 - 2019 triennium
Price
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Location
Online
Venue
Level 7, 418A Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
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