Think Twice! The (lack of) evidence for opioid analgesics to treat minor acute and chronic pain

Rita McCracken

Think Twice! The (lack of) evidence for opioid analgesics to treat minor acute and chronic pain

The UBC Innovation Support Unit in collaboration with the BC Centre on Substance Use and the Therapeutics Initiative presents:

Think Twice! The (lack of) evidence for opioid analgesics to treat minor acute and chronic pain

an educational webinar

This webinar, designed specifically for BC Family Physicians, examined opioid sparing approaches in the context of primary care for non-cancer pain. Webinar attendees were invited to participate in an optional focus group discussion at the end of each webinar to discuss perceptions of opioid sparing pain management.

Please scroll down to view a video recording of this webinar. The PowerPoint slides, background materials and other related resources are also linked below and available for free download. You can submit your questions or comments using the Comment function below.


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe and differentiate the evidence regarding opioid analgesia for serious acute injury vs. minor acute injury and chronic pain;
  • Describe opioid sparing approaches;
  • Assess the utility and limitations of risk prediction tools;
  • Determine whether individuals at low risk of developing opioid use disorder can be reliably identified before prescribing opioid analgesics.

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For more information please contact the research coordinator:  shawna.narayan@ubc.ca

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