The Opioid Manager is designed to be used as a point of care tool for providers prescribing opioids for chronic non-cancer pain. It condenses key elements from the Canadian Opioid Guideline and can be used as a chart insert.
The Opioid Manager is also available in French, Portuguese, Spanish, Farsi. Click on "Opioid Manager" button above to download.
* Please note: The Switching Opiods Form document cannot be modified.
Distributed through the support of the Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre
The Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre is the third pillar in the tripod of what we anticipate will be an internationally important initiative.
In Hamilton, the identification of the problem of chronic pain and the need for development of effective treatment is increasingly absorbing more attention and focus.
We have the basic science program currently in the Institute for Pain Research and Care, robustly accented with related research in its sister institutes.
McMaster and Hamilton Health Sciences currently operate the largest university-affiliated pain centre in Canada, with over 13,000 patient visits annually. This provides clinical care as well as training for health care professionals in pain management, and a unique opportunity to evaluate the impact of guidelines on care.
The combination of basic science, clinical care and education, and now the National Pain Centre’s development of best practice guidelines will make the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care unequalled in the international quest to resolve the problem of chronic pain.
Chronic Pain Survey, University of Saskatchewan – The College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan is investigating individuals’ chronic pain-related experiences and beliefs that contribute to whether or not they engage in physical activity; a proven chronic pain management strategy. Their goal is to gain a better understanding of the beliefs that help or hinder people’s activity levels. Volunteers are being sought to participate in their on-line survey. If you are interested in participating, please click on this link for additional information (until June 30, 2017). This study has received human ethics approval from the University of Saskatchewan Behavioural Research Ethics Board.
The SPOR Chronic Pain Network led by Dr. Norm Buckley was awarded $12.5 million from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) under Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) . Dr. Buckley, Scientific Director for the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care will bring national teams together to carry out laboratory and clinical research studies to identify new treatments to manage and prevent chronic pain. Patients and professionals will be trained to work together. Training programs will develop new researchers and support education for healthcare professionals about pain and its treatment. A network of pain clinics across the country will support large scale studies of pain treatment and ensure that new knowledge is quickly moved into practice. The SPOR Chronic Pain Network will be a patient-centred project that engages patients as partners, focusing on patient-identified priorities to improve their health outcomes, identify new treatments, and deliver a more effective health care system to Canadians. See the official announcement by Canada’s Health Minister: here