Safe Prescribing

Safe Prescribing

Online Course

Accreditation
Target Audience:

Family physicians and specialists in BC, international medical graduates in BC, residents in BC

Course Format: 60-minute interactive online module
Anytime, anywhere, on any device
UBC CPD
Online Module from Vancouver BC

Overview

Link to Online Course

This is a short online continuing medical education course designed for family physicians, specialists and other health professionals who prescribe pharmacological treatment in British Columbia (BC). This course will introduce you to the two opioid epidemics in BC and provide you with the knowledge and skills in opioid prescribing. 

Funding for the development of this online module was provided by the Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs), a partnership of the Government of BC and Doctors of BC.

Agenda

  1. Two Opioid Drug Crises
  2.  How to Approach Opioid Prescribing

Skills Gained

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Recognize that BC is in the midst of two opioid crises
  • Recognize the individual and public health harms that can occur from prescribed psychoactive medication such as prescription opioids
  • Identify symptoms and signs that could suggest substance use disorder in the setting of prescribed medication
  • Apply safe prescribing parameters to minimize the risk of harm to the patient and wider community
  • Refer patients to appropriate specialist and community resources

Cost

Free

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Target Audience:

Family physicians in BC, international medical graduates in BC, residents in BC

Updated December 20, 2017 

Location:
Anytime, anywhere, on any device
UBC CPD
Online Module from Vancouver  British Columbia
Canada
Target Audience:

Specialists in BC, international medical graduates in BC, residents in BC

Location:
Anytime, anywhere, on any device
UBC CPD
Online Module from Vancouver  British Columbia
Canada

Contact

UBC CPD eLearning; cpd.online@ubc.ca

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