Not just a prescription pad: A multimodal approach to chronic non-cancer pain management

Not just a prescription pad: A multimodal approach to chronic non-cancer pain management

WorkSafeBC’s Free Virtual Community (Parksville) Event

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Target Audience:

GPs, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists, Occupation Therapists, Registered Nurses, Registered Clinical Counsellors, Residents, Medical students, and other allied health care providers. This is a community event open to Health Care Providers from Parksville and surrounding communities.

Course Format: 2.5-hour virtual small-group learning session.
  • Oct 5, 2020
Session starts at 6:00 PM PDT

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Overview

You’re invited to participate in a free accredited virtual educational event to learn more about engaging with patients with complex non-cancer pain, and identifying appropriate evidence-based treatments through integrating non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments. Speakers will discuss the current best practices in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain. The session will contain practical take-home applications and strategies that you can begin implementing in your practice. 

This virtual community event open to Health Care Providers from Parksville and surrounding communities: Nanaimo, Lantzville, Nanoose Bay, Port Alberni, Ladysmith, Courtenay, and Qualicum Beach.

For more information on how your community can host a workshop, please email Stephanie Ameyaw, stephanie.a@ubc.ca. 

Key Speakers

Dr. Peter Rothfels, WorkSafeBC Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Launette Rieb, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice, UBC; Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Paul’s Hospital

Skills Gained

Learning objectives this webinar are designed to help you:

  • Incorporate the College’s Standards for the safe prescribing of opioids into clinical practice;
  • Apply key principles for tapering of opioids and initiating substitution and exit strategies;
  • List risks and benefits of non-opioid treatment modalities for chronic non-cancer pain and gain confidence in recommending them;
  • Identify community and regional resources and supports, including WorkSafeBC programs;
  • Develop confidence in engaging patients in the difficult conversations related to tapering opioids, exiting opioids, and/or refusing to prescribe opioids;
  • Screen and identify coexisting substance use disorder, mood disorder, and sleep disturbances.

Cost

Free, but space is limited. Please email cpd.info@ubc.ca if you register but cannot attend. Other colleagues might need that space.

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Target Audience:

Family physicians, occupational physicians, specialty physicians, physiotherapists, psychiatrists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, residents & students

Date: Dec 5, 2020
Location:
Conference starts 0815 PST
Online from Vancouver  British Columbia
Canada
Target Audience:

All health care professionals

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