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The Prescribing Course - Safe Opioid Prescribing

February 23 | 2019

The Atlantic Mentorship Network-Pain & Addiction will be hosting The Prescribing Course-Safe Opioid Prescribing on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Josiah Squibb Memorial Pavilion in Carbonear.


The Prescribing Course-Safe Opioid Prescribing is a one day course covering opioid prescribing from assessment to tapering. Developed with support from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, the course is a one-day, small group, interdisciplinary program of case based education with brief lectures highlighting major learning points. 

By taking this course, you will gain crucial knowledge necessary to prescribe or dispense these medications safely. You will learn about the following key topics: 

  • Pain and Opioid risk assessment
  • Conducting an opioid trial
  • Monitoring opioid use including interpretation of urine drug testing
  • Identification and management of aberrant behaviors
  • Management of opioid side effects
  • The adopted patient on opioid therapy
  • Prescribing for patients who travel
  • Maintaining boundaries
  • Quick reference guide and tools for everyday use

Accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for 6.5 hours of Mainpro – C credit. Pharmacists receive 13 hours of CPE credit. 


Information and registration can be found here