Details

Date and Time

Thursday

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Location

Videoconferencing

Chronic Pain & Opioid Stewardship

Our goal is to support primary care providers in diagnosis and management of their chronic pain patients.. 

Program learning objectives: 

  • Interpret comprehensive assessments to make an accurate and timely pain diagnosis, plan treatment and follow-up. 

  • Employ assessment techniques to determine origin, track evolution, and support treatment of chronic pain. 

  • Self-regulate attitudes and beliefs about patient presentations to provide safe and effective chronic pain management. 

  • Develop comfort level, self-efficacy in managing chronic pain. 

Develop ability to mentor and be mentored by colleagues in a community of practice that ultimately benefits the patient. 

 

Details

Date and Time

Thursday

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Location

Videoconferencing

Program Curriculum 2021 (and some sample recordings)

Date 

Topic 

17 Jun

The 5 Pillars of Chronic Pain (Click link to hear this sample ECHO didactic)

24 Jun 

Clinical Interview and Qualitative Sensory Exam 

1 Jul No session - Canada Day

8 Jul 

Screening for Psychosocial and Psychiatric Comorbidities 

15 Jul 

Patient Motivation and Goal Setting  

22 Jul 

The challenging patient

29 Jul  

Aberrant Behaviours 

5 Aug-2 Sept 

No Sessions - Summer break  

9 Sept

Tapering and Stopping Opioids  (Click link to hear this sample ECHO didactic)

16 Sept

Switching Opioids 

23 Sept

Myofascial Pain 

30 Sept

Back Pain & Spinal Stenosis  (Click link to hear this sample ECHO didactic)

7 Oct 

Fibromyalgia  

14 Oct

No Session - Thanksgiving

21 Oct

Urine Drug Screening 

28 Oct 

Headaches (Migraines) in Primary Care   

4 Nov 

Self-Management Approaches   

11 Nov

Sleep & Pain  

18 Nov 

Exercise & Pain

25 Nov

Cannabis (Medical Marijuana) & Pain 

2 Dec

Putting it all Together: Creating a Comprehensive Plan 


Next Module starts: 17 June, 2021 


Credits for Family Medicine Specialists:  This 1-credit-per hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Queen's University for up to 60 Mainpro+ credits. 

Credits for Royal College Specialists: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Queen's University Office of CPD. You may claim a maximum of 60 hours (credits are automatically calculated). 

Credits for Health Professionals: This is an accredited learning activity which provided up to 60 hours of Continuing Education 

CPD certificates will be emailed to participants at the end of each cycle.  

 

Case Presentation  

  • Do you have a challenging pain patient case? 
  • ECHO offers access to interprofessional, specialist and community input to gain practical tips to best care for your patient, without the wait time.  
  • All patient cases are anonymous. Please do not share any patient identifying information. 
     

ECHO Patient Case Form

 

Interprofessional “Hub” Team

Andrea Furlan
Chair of ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship (UHN)
John Flannery
Physiatrist
Andrew Smith
Neurologist, Addiction Medicine Specialist
Paul Taenzer
Psychologist
Amy Robidas
Registered Nurse
Carlo Ammendolia
Chiropractor
Jessica Babineau
Clinical Librarian
Jessica Munro
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Laura Murphy
Pharmacist
Mandy McGlynn
Physiotherapist / ACPAC
Orit Zamir
Psychiatrist
Suzanne Deutsch
Social Worker
Andrea Furlan
Chair of ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship (UHN)
John Flannery
Physiatrist
Andrew Smith
Neurologist, Addiction Medicine Specialist
Paul Taenzer
Psychologist
Amy Robidas
Registered Nurse
Carlo Ammendolia
Chiropractor
Jessica Babineau
Clinical Librarian
Jessica Munro
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Laura Murphy
Pharmacist
Mandy McGlynn
Physiotherapist / ACPAC
Orit Zamir
Psychiatrist
Suzanne Deutsch
Social Worker