Can My Patient Safely Drive on Long-Term Opioid Medication?

Can My Patient Safely Drive on Long-Term Opioid Medication?

Online Module

Target Audience:

Family physicians and specialists

Course Format: Online - available anytime, anywhere, on any device
Anytime, anywhere, on any device
Online Module from Vancouver BC


Link to Online Course

This short online module will provide you with an office-based approach to help you more thoroughly assess your patients ability to drive safely on long-term opioid medication.

Module features:

  • Free
  • Mobile friendly
  • Authored by Dr. Chris Stewart-Patterson (Occupational Physician)
  • Interactive learning with polling functions & multiple choice questions
  • Online resources to support patient road safety

How to access the eLearning course

STEP 1: Login to

  • Click “Login in” top right or go directly to
  • If you already have a login for the UBC CPD eLearning site you can use the login that you had previously, otherwise:
  • Create an account by clicking  “Create new account” and follow the steps (you will receive a confirmation email)

STEP 2: Now that you are logged in, access the course

Skills Gained

  • Review the relationship between prescribed opioids, drug dosage and risk of road trauma
  • Employ an eight point tool to assess a patient’s ability to drive on long-term daily opioid medication
  • Communicate results/concerns to a patient in a constructive manner



Link to Online Course

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