Learning Objectives: (to be updated accordingly)
Family Practice Renewal Program – Mr. Ian Hodder
Quality of Care NL / Choosing Wisely NL: 1 Year Later
A New Vision for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Family Physicians Taking the Lead
Supporting Family Doctors in Research
Prescribing in the Trenches
Define substance use disorder, with particular emphasis on opioid use disorder.
Explore briefly the body of treatment options for opioid use disorder.
Understand the difference between methadone and suboxone as treatments for opioid use disorder.
Understand, using sample cases, appropriate populations for both methadone and suboxone.
Assess efficacy of opioid replacement therapy, including use of urine drug screens and what to do if patient compliance is not being met.
Medical Expert/Health Advocate:
Develop a treatment plan for patients with opioid use disorder, including how to initiate and maintain opioid replacement therapy.
Taking Control of Addiction: The Treatment of Substance Use Disorder by Family Physicians / Solutions to Complicated Patients
All discussions in the afternoon session supports Wellness centred, homeless reduction, poverty reduction, harm reduction as key principles of treatment. At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
Offer treatment techniques in 15 minute interview to effectively manage the crises of the complicated opioid use disorder patient who has taken a high dose opioid prescription.
Provide a protocol for addressing, including prevention, alcohol use in the underaged person
Provide support to physicians to deal with complicated OUD patients.
Offer a way to approach to Chronic Multi-system Illness in OUD such as chronic fatigue, chronic abdominal pain and chronic pain. These chronic issues cause difficulty in Family Medicine practices.
Discuss and define while offering a treatment approach to PTSD and acute stress reaction in OUD.
Demystify Chronic pain and it’s most common presentation while offering a treatment approach.
Understand and distinguish between approaches and support options available to help treat complicated opioid use disorder and chronic pain patients.
Understand the concept of switching from methadone to buprenorphine naloxone.
Identify complicated SUD issues and solutions.
Be aware of the principles of harm reduction as they apply to complicated opioid use disorder and chronic pain patients.
Understand when to switch from buprenorphine/naloxone to methadone and when to switch from methadone to other options.