This is the third and final webinar in a series of three.
This series of webinars will consider some of the key safety and prescribing concerns of opioids in the management of pain conditions, in primary and secondary care, coupled with providing practical guidance and information on how pharmacological therapy should be reviewed and assessed in these settings. It will also help to provide some contextual examples of how best to identify key touch points of harm associated with opioids, and what to do to minimise the risks.
This series of webinars is ideal for anyone managing or involved in the care of complex pain patients, or in the safer use of opioids, particularly hospital and primary care pharmacy staff, and anyone with a medication safety remit within their role.
Webinar 3 is suitable for pharmacists practicing at a higher or advanced level.
After this webinar, participants should be able to:
- Facilitate the delivery of pharmaceutical care with commonly used opioid medications in complicated situations and cases, in primary and secondary care settings.
- Identify and take steps to resolve issues associated with reducing/stopping opioids, fentanyl patch problems, epidural and intrathecal administration of opioids, opioid co-prescribing, opioid seeking behaviour, dependence and withdrawal.
- Identify and take steps to resolve safety issues including transitions of care and considering the use of incident forms as a way to monitor error rates.