CPHA: Pharmacists as Opioid Stewards: An evidence-based framework for helping patients using opioids for chronic pain


This pre-recorded open access webinar reviews the context of the opioid epidemic in Canada and its impact on people using opioid for their chronic pain. Every pharmacist can be an opioid steward, but in practice, the assessment, interventions, and conversations about opioids are not always easy. To help pharmacists optimize care for patient using opioids, the presenters introduce a framework to support the implementation of the 2017 Canadian Opioid Guideline in practice, and walk through cases to explore effective approaches. In addition, key elements of the Ontario College of Pharmacists’ Opioid Strategy is presented.