Physician Prescribing Practices Program
P4 takes a quality improvement approach to prescribing that includes collaboration between physicians, College staff and others with expertise in prescribing practices.
Prescribing Information & Resources
- Universal Precautions in Pain Medicine: A Rational Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain Douglas L. Gourlay, MD, MSc, FRC. 2005
- Pharmacotherapy of Chronic Pain: A review – ME Lynch, CPN Watson. 2006;11(1):11-38
Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
- Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (CNCP)
- Opioid Manager – National Pain Centre
- Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: Using the Canadian Guideline in Your Practice (MDcme.ca course, free, up to 3 credits)
- Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (CAMH course)
- Opioid Analgesics – Risky Drugs, Not Risky Patients
- Register: Online CAMH Opioid Dependence Treatment Core Course (Alberta version), email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Methadone Program
- Buprenorphine Prescribing
PATIENTS seeking information about methadone treatment in Alberta: Contact a clinic directly. The College cannot provide a list of physicians who prescribe specific medications.
- Marihuana for Medical Purposes standard of practice
- Advice to the Profession
- Patient Medical Document: Information Alberta physicians must collect from a patient seeking marihuana for medical purposes
- College of Family Physicians of Canada Preliminary Guidance document: Authorizing Dried Cannabis for Chronic Pain or Anxiety
PATIENTS seeking information about treatment with marihuana for medical purposes in Alberta: Talk to your family physician. The College cannot provide a list of physicians who prescribe specific medications.
- Clarification – benzodiazepine prescribing (8/13/2015)
- A check-up for benzodiazepine prescribing practice (6/11/2015)
- Goldilocks approach to Narcotics Prescribing (3/11/2015)
Optimized Prescribing With Seniors