Dialogue Volume 15, Issue 3 2019 - Page 40

PRACTICE PARTNER Dr. Jennifer Wyman Modules ease access McMaster’s Division of e-Learning Innovation (DeLI) partnered in the de- sign of the Opioids Clinical Primer (machealth.ca/pro- grams/opioids_clinical_primer). The online program drew on input from subject matter experts at Ontario’s six medical schools. The primer is also integrated with the Ontario Pain Management Resources, which is a partnership that includes Health Quality Ontario, CPSO, the Ontario College of Fam- ily Physicians, CAMH and others. The self-directed courses comprising the 40 DIALOGUE ISSUE 3, 2019 primer currently include:  trategies for Managing Chronic Pain: S Moving Beyond Opioids; Mental Health, Chronic Pain, and Substance Use: Addressing the Connections; Safer Opioid Prescribing Strategies; Managing Patients with Opioid Use Dis- order in Primary Care with Buprenorphine; and Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care: Prin- ciples of Assessment and Management. Dr. Wyman says the curriculum aims to help doctors put into practice some principles from the 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opi- oids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. Many doc- tors are curious about these topics. Yet they haven’t explored them in depth, or decided if they want to invest the time or cost of an in-person course for their CPD. The goal was to make these very accessible, where people can do them on their own time, at their own pace nize when opioid prescrip- tions have moved to levels where there’s problematic use.”