The Opioid Manager is a clinical tool that can help you manage opioid prescriptions for patients experiencing chronic, non-cancer pain. It includes a checklist of important points to discuss, document and include in the record of any patient starting or continuing an opioid trial.
Based on the best available evidence, the Centre for Effective Practice’s Opioid Tampering Template can help you evaluate opioid therapies and reduce patients’ dosages safely and effectively.
The stigma surrounding mental illness (including opioid use disorder) remains pervasive. This Centre for Addiction and Mental Health webpage lists seven things you can do to help reduce this stigma, provides an online tutorial with facts about mental illness and practical strategies for combating stigma, and more.
The opioid use disorder management guidelines developed by the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse details optimal strategies for treating opioid addiction, and recommends opioid agonist treatment.
Based on a systematic evaluation of the latest evidence and expert consensus, this resource offers guidance on the use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain management in adults 18 or older. There is also an interactive, free app that features decision aids and facilitates decision-making between patients and providers.
This convenient reference lists key best practices and recommendations for prescribing opioids to patients for the management of chronic non-cancer pain.