Deprescribing opioids for patients

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This 90 minute webinar will provide GPs with strategies to deprescribe opioids for patients.

The rise in pharmaceutical opioid related deaths and hospitalisations in Australia has been reported by the AIHW (2018) and the Australian media.

GPs have been tasked with tapering or reducing patient dosages of opioids. To do this, GPs require knowledge of best practice methods for achieving positive outcomes for patients.

This 90 minute webinar will provide GPs with strategies to wean patients from opioids while supporting their psychological, physical and behavioural responses.

The presenters for the webinar were:

  • A/Prof Steven Faux – Director at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney Rehabilitation Unit
  • Dr Jane Wheatley – Clinical and Health Psychologist in Department of Pain Management at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
  • Dr Hester Wilson – Chair of RACGP GP Special Interest in Addiction

You can watch the full webinar here

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