Webinar: Opioids across the lifespan: older adults

Canada is now the second highest consumer of opioids in the world. 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.

Watch the webinar recording and download the presentation slides.

Webinar topics:

  • 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.

Webinar presenters:

  • Dr.  Jonathan Bertram

 

Funding for this educational opportunity is provided by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This webinar series is co-hosted by the Opioid Resource Hub (PSSP/EENet) and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.