June 7, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST)
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) Presenter: Dr. Alice Ordean
Sign up for this event today! Registration is free but space is limited. You will receive the login details once you’ve registered.
To register, click visit https://myrnao.ca/opioidsacrossthelifespan.
For more information, contact Kyle Dieleman at Kdieleman@rnao.ca.