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Reducing the Pain of Prescription Opioids

Come along to learn about responsible pain management for acute conditions in hospital and primary care settings.

GPs are increasingly having to tackle the downstream consequences of a growing epidemic, both globally and nationally, of escalating use of opioids in the management of non-cancer acute pain.

These educational sessions will help GPs strategise on approaches to stem this trend and consider alternatives to opioid use. By bringing together GPs and hospital staff, these sessions will facilitate the collaborative implementation of cease-and-wean plans and other de-prescribing strategies.

Presenters:

  • Dr Liam Ring (Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist)
  • Nicole Rosborough (Clinical Phamacist, Tweed Hospital)
  • Dr Brett Lynam (General Practitioner)

Facilitated by Dr Helena Smetana.

RSVP Here by Friday 14 June 5:00 pm

RSVP Here by Friday 14 June 5:00 pm

Venue: South Tweed Sports Club, 4 Minjungbal Dr, Tweed Heads South

Date/Time: Part day | Thu 20 Jun 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (2hrs)

Event Organiser: NCPHN & Northern NSW Local Health District

Contact: Abbey Perumpanani

Phone: (02) 6641 8415

Email: Click here


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