Resources for the Public

Here are some resources you may find helpful:

Understanding your pharmacist's role in assessing medication risk

Opioid safety for patients with acute pain
http://www.cpsa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/opiod-safety_acute_pain.pdf

Opioid safety for patients with chronic pain
http://www.cpsa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/opioid-safety_chronic_pain.pdf

Treating frequent headaches with pain relievers
https://choosingwiselycanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Headaches-EN.pdf

Opioid pain medicines information for patients and families
https://www.ismp-canada.org/download/opioid-handout-1page.pdf

Opioid tapering - information for patients
http://nationalpaincentre.mcmaster.ca/documents/Opioid%20Tapering%20Patient%20Information%20(english).pdf

Video series: Opioids - Be an informed consumer (from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada)

https://www.safemedicationuse.ca/newsletter/question-opioids.html?utm_source=prodserv&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ps171220