This small group problem based interactive Challenging Cases in Opioid Use and Misuse workshop builds on the knowledge and expertise from the first three webinars.
During extensive collegial discussion on challenging case scenarios, participants will develop the collaboration practice skills to manage challenges around opioid prescribing and addressing addiction.
Participants will have an opportunity to role play and communicate about difficult subjects with chronic pain patients such as the necessity of tapering opioid dose, the diagnosis of addiction, and exploring addiction treatment options.
Three times during the program, video vignettes with standardized patients are used with targeted observer checklists and case discussion. All exercises are debriefed immediately afterwards.
This course is presented by University of Toronto Faculty, and is an in-person, full day workshop. This is the fourth and final section in the Safer Opioid Prescribing Series.
Completion of the Webinar Series is mandatory before registering for this course. This includes the completion of the pre-webinar assignments, attendance and participation in the three webinars, and the completion of the post-webinar assignments:
Assessing Complex Chronic Pain
Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
Addressing Opioid Challenges and Addiction
Learning Objectives for Workshop
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
Approximately two weeks prior to the course date, and with your paid registration, you will be provided your pre-course assignment and location information for the workshop. Following the workshop you will be required to complete a post course practice application assignment that will be submitted electronically.