×
<- Back

Opioids and the bigger picture when treating chronic pain

  • : Online

This educational visit provides clarity on the role of opioids when supporting patients with chronic non-cancer pain.

About

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: a 30-minute in-practice discussion for GPs, tailored to individual learning needs. To comply with current state and territory regulations for social distancing.
    • Small group: a 1-hour group discussion (complying with current state and territory regulations for social distancing) for GPs, pharmacists and nurses.
    • Virtual visits: via video call. Available to support practices who wish to continue educational activities without a face-to-face appointment.

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.

REQUEST A VISIT

Type
Delivery
Title
Opioids and the bigger picture when treating chronic pain
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Alternative/complementary medicine, Chronic Conditions and Disease Management
Location
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
Start Date
01-Oct-2019
CPD Points
2
Price
Free
Location
Online
Posted By
Contact Phone
Log in into view this field.
Cover Picture 256_educational_visit_opioids_and_the_bigger_picture1600954224.jpg
50 Views
Similar Listings
HealthcareLink