What Emergency Physicians Need to Know about Caring for Patients with Chronic Pain

September 21, 2016 5:00PM


Presented by: UBC's Department of Emergency Medicine and Pain BC

Please join international pain exert and emergency physician, Dr. Jim Ducharme, to learn about and discuss the emergency department's role in caring for patients with chronic pain.


Chronic pain affects 20% of British Columbians, yet few physicians understand the myriad conditions that cause it, or how to treat it. An under resourced primary care system and the financial impacts of long-term disability make accessing proper treatment, which includes medications, physiotherapy, psychological treatment and self-management support, difficult for many of these patients. As a result, people in chronic pain often go to the emergency department, which, while not equipped to provide pain care over the long term, does have a role in treatment. In this webinar, Dr. Jim Ducharme, emergency physician and internationally known pain management expert, discusses the role of emergency departments in treating people with chronic pain.



Dr. Ducharme's talk will help you improve your knowledge and confidence in caring for chronic pain patients. It will increase your understanding of:



  • What is chronic pain
  • Strategies in treating acute on chronic pain in the ED
  • How to improve patient-physician interactions in the emergency department Opioid screening and prescribing
  • The increased prescribing risks to chronic pain patients such as addiction, drug interaction and adverse effects.



This 45 minute talk will be followed by a 15 minute Q & A.



This webinar is free, but in order to log in and access it, you will need to complete the registration beforehand at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5722729701334659586" target="_blank">https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5722729701334659586 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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