At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the complexities of treating acute and chronic pain in patients with opioid use disorder, including how opioid use and injury can alter pain sensitivity.
- Outline various approaches to treating pain in a person who is on a full or partial agonist for opioid use disorder.
- Describe how acute and chronic pain can be treated when an opioid use disorder patient is on an antagonist medication.
Dr. Andrew Smith, MDCM
Neurologist and Addiction Medicine Specialist
Interprofessional Pain and Addiction Recovery Clinic (IPARC)
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Direct questions about Project ECHO NL: Opioid Use Disorder to:
Knowledge Exchange Facilitator
Provincial Opioid Dependence Treatment Centre of Excellence
This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter for up to 11 Mainpro+® credits.
Project ECHO NL: Opioid Use Disorder is funded through the Provincial Opioid Dependence Treatment Centre of Excellence (Eastern Health).