The Prescribing Course – Safe Opioid Prescribing

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
This course will cover 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.

Attendees will gain crucial knowledge necessary to prescribe or dispense these medications safely and 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

Event Details

Shelley LeDrew

Event Cost

Fee type
Entry Fee
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Pharmacists and Nurse Practitioners
Entry Fee
Fee type
Residents, RN, LPN, Students
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Online Access
In-person event only
Event Location

The Westin Nova Scotian
1181 Hollis St
Halifax NS B3H 2P6