Opioids across the Lifespan

Upcoming webinar

Opioids are commonly prescribed pharmacological intervention used to treat physical pain, and Canada is now the second highest consumer of opioids in the world.1 While opioids may address physical and/or indirectly psychological pain for some people, they can also be dangerous (even when taken as prescribed), and can lead to problematic opioid use, overuse, dependence, overdose, or death. 

This 3-part webinar series will examine opioids across the lifespan starting with the early years (maternal/prenatal), transition-aged youth and lastly, older adults.

The objectives of this webinar series are to:

  • Understand the risks and harms of opioid use and misuse for different populations.
  • Understand treatment options for working with different populations.
  • Explore case-based examples that illustrate the unique considerations of working with different populations. 

Who should attend: Nurses such as RNs, NPs and staff nurses in hospitals, nursing students, primary care providers, public health and health promotion professionals, other allied health-care providers and policy makers.

Part 1: Early Years (Maternal/Prenatal)

Presenters: Dr. Alice Ordean

When: Wednesday June 7, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST)

Sign up for this event today! Registration is FREE but space is limited. You will receive the login details once you’ve registered.

For more information, contact Kyle Dieleman at Kdieleman [at] rnao [dot] ca

This webinar is being co-hosted by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, and CAMH's Evidence Exchange Network, within the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP).

1. International Narcotics Control Board, " Availability of internationally controlled drugs: ensuring adequate access for medical and scientific purposes," United Nations, New York, 2016