Dialogue Volume 15, Issue 3 2019 - Page 42

PRACTICE PARTNER The University of Toronto and McMaster programs show that the right e-Learning offers an effective prescription for progress There are benefits to both approaches, says Dr. Sud. It all depends on the learning goals. In this case, the blended program focuses on practical applications through the webinars, and higher order skills in the workshop. “It’s one thing to know the diagnostic criteria for opioid addiction, and another to communicate that di- agnosis in a clinical encounter. Those are different skills, and harder to simulate online,” says Dr. Sud. He says a review of the series reveals a wide audience and a strong completion rate (80%). There’s also a high uptake of best practices, such as urine drug screens and opioid treatment agreements, and integration of prac- tice tools like the Opioid Manager. Dr. Sud says many doctors tend to struggle in two areas. One is helping people who’ve been on high-dose opioids for a long period, and who may be having com- plications or side effects (or may be at elevated risk). The second is arriving at feasible alternative treatments, from medication to physical therapy to cognitive behav- ioural therapy. The webinar series covers multi-modal approaches to complex chronic pain, opioid use disorder, and initiat- ing/managing safer and effective opioid therapy. Helping clinicians acquire such skills to improve pain and opioid management is a priority. The University of Toronto and McMaster programs show that the right e- Learning offers an effective prescription for progress. MD Changing your address? We’ve made it easier for you to let us know YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS ONLINE. Just enter your login information and update your information in the Members’ section of our website at www.cpso.on.ca You can also send us a change of address form. At the back of each issue of Dialogue and on the College’s website, a change of address form is provided. Please mail, fax, or email it to the College. You must notify the College within 30 days of an address change. The College’s register must contain your current mailing address, email address, and your primary practice address. The College also uses your email address for some communications. Your email address is not available to the public. 42 DIALOGUE ISSUE 3, 2019