Opioid Stewardship: Hospital, General Practice and Beyond

There is a national epidemic of prescription opioid consumption.

This interactive seminar will bring together health professionals with an interest in opioid stewardship to address this challenge and consider a interprofessional strategy for perioperative analgesia and reducing opioid prescribing.

Topics during the seminar will include:

  • Raising awareness of the misuse of opioids in the community
  • Effective perioperative analgesia
  • Non-pharmacological analgesia strategies
  • Managing patient’s expectations
  • Managing the difficult pain patient
  • How to improve communication between hospitals and GPs
Keynote speaker
Dr Jennifer Stevens 

Dr Jennifer Stevens is a leader in anaesthesia and pain management. In addition to her private anaesthetic practice, she oversees the public and private acute pain services at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. In 2018 she was awarded NSW Health Collaborative Leader of the Year for her work in connecting health agencies and surgeons to reduce opioid use in regional communities.
Who should attend?

This seminar is specifically designed for the following health professionals with a special interest in opioid stewardship:

  • GPs
  • Anaesthetists
  • Surgeons
  • Allied Health
  • Medical Officers
  • Junior Doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Midwives
Seminar topics

This seminar will address the following topics:

  • The National Challenge
  • The economics of poor stewardship
  • Four key concepts for improving discharge prescribing
  • Postoperative pain trajectories - What to do when you are on the wrong one
  • Pre-habilitation and postoperative opioid demands
  • Identification and management of catastrophic thinking in perioperative pain
  • Physiotherapy preparation and recovery strategies in acute pain
  • Education and self-management of postoperative pain
  • Weaning opioids
Learning outcome and accreditation
This seminar will provide 7 CPD hours.

Participants will also receive a Certificate of Attendance, sent electronically.

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
This activity is pending RACGP approval for 40 CPD accredited activity points.
Date and Duration
Saturday 28 March 2020
8 am - 5 pm
Mater South Brisbane Campus
Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane

For more information and a campus map visit the contact page.
$200 (incl. GST)
Special discount available for
Mater People
Cancellation and refund policy
Seminar Program
Please click here to download the seminar program.

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