24 Nov 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.
- 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.
- PowerPoint slides presented at the webinar
- Opioids for short-term pain: your questions answered
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia Practice Standard: Safe prescribing of opioids and sedatives
- EMR template for opioid prescribing for non-cancer pain
- Therapeutics Letter #125 (January-February 2020): Can prescribers avoid contributing to opioid use disorder?
- Portrait (June 2021): Sparing opioid prescription to opioid naïve patients
- Therapeutics Letter #131 (May-June 2021): Tramadol: Where do we go from here?
- Dr. Jessica Otte (video presentation, October 2020): We Need To Talk About Tramadol
- TI Pharmaco-Epidemiology study report (CMAJ Open, July 2019): Influence of opioid prescribing standards on drug use among patients with long-term opioid use: a longitudinal cohort study
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