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Introducing Opioid Stewardship: Empowering Healthcare Professionals in Responsible Prescribing.

Are you a healthcare professional seeking to enhance your knowledge and skills in addiction medicine and responsible opioid prescribing?

Look no further than Meducate's Opioid Stewardship course. Designed to meet the needs of doctors and health professionals like you, this comprehensive program offers an invaluable opportunity to expand your expertise and make a positive impact on patient care

Benefits:

Stay ahead in the field: Opioid prescribing practices are evolving rapidly, and it's crucial to stay up-to-date with the latest guidelines and best practices. Our Opioid Stewardship course ensures you have the knowledge and tools to provide safe, evidence-based care to your patients.

Reduce risks and improve patient outcomes: By mastering high risk prescribing practices, understanding the risks associated with acute pain management, and making informed decisions about opioid trials, you can minimize potential harm and optimize patient outcomes.

Effectively manage legacy patients: Many healthcare professionals face the challenge of managing patients already on high-dose opioids. Our course equips you with strategies to manage these patients effectively, including dose reduction, tapering techniques, and addressing potential complications.

Identify and address opioid use disorder: The ability to diagnose opioid use disorder is essential for timely intervention and appropriate treatment. Gain the skills to recognize the signs, perform assessments, and implement evidence-based management strategies.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE
  • High risk prescribing practices:
    This module will address the potential dangers and pitfalls associated with prescribing opioids, emphasizing safe and effective prescribing practices.
  • The risks associated with acute pain management.
    Participants will learn about the risks involved in managing acute pain with opioids, exploring alternative pain management strategies and recognizing situations where opioids may be appropriate.
  • The decision to perform an opioid trial.
    This module will guide participants in making informed decisions regarding opioid trials for patients, considering factors such as risk assessment, patient monitoring, and treatment alternatives
  • The management of the legacy patient already on high dose opioids.
    Participants will learn about the challenges and best practices in managing patients who are already on high-dose opioids, focusing on strategies for reducing doses, tapering, and addressing potential issues.
  • The diagnosis of opioid use disorder.
    This module will cover the diagnostic criteria and assessment methods for identifying opioid use disorder, enabling participants to recognize and manage this condition effectively.
  • Buprenorphine Prescribing.

    Participants will gain knowledge and skills related to prescribing buprenorphine, a medication commonly used in opioid addiction treatment.

  • Easy to follow module based video lessons.
    The course is delivered through video lessons, ensuring an engaging learning experience.
  • Extensive pdf resource guide.
    Participants will have access to comprehensive resource material in PDF format, serving as a valuable reference throughout the course.
  • Access to our private opiod stewardship online community.
    Participants will have the opportunity to join a private online community where they can interact with fellow learners, discuss course topics, and seek support.
  • Additional mentoring available.
    Meducate offers additional mentoring support for participants who may require further guidance or clarification on specific topics.
  • Certificate upon completion and 40 CPD points*
    Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion, which may contribute towards their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

Meducate's Opioid Stewardship course empowers healthcare professionals like you to become leaders in responsible opioid prescribing. Gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make informed decisions, reduce risks, and improve patient outcomes. With our comprehensive resources, engaging learning experience, and supportive community, you'll be well-equipped to address the complexities of addiction medicine.

Enroll in the Opioid Stewardship course today and unlock the potential to make a lasting impact on patient care. Together, let's elevate the standards of responsible opioid prescribing and shape a healthier future for all.

Educator: Dr Ferghal Armstrong
FRACGP, FAChAM, FASLM
Ferghal is a general practitioner, Adiction Medicine specialist and fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
RACGP ID: 520414