PHYSICIAN PRESCRIBING PRACTICES

Education and quality-improvement help physicians provide safe patient care

Improving Your
Prescribing Practice

Good prescribing practices begin with good education. We connect you to the best and latest information, tools and resources to support best practice and help you deliver the safest and most effective patient care possible.

Helpful resources below will lead you thorough assessments, having respectful conversations, setting appropriate boundaries and providing good medication management to every patient every time.

For new resources to help physicians make good clinical decisions when prescribing opioid and benzodiazepine medications, go to the tabs below.

Let us know if you want more support.
We can connect you.


Program Rules for Members

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“Our program is entirely educational,
focused on patients.”Dr. Mark Godel, CPSA Senior Medical Advisor

Chronic Pain Prescribing

Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain 
Clinical Tools
Other Resources
PHYSICIANS seeking advice on the management of particular pain patients in their care may:

Opioid Dependence Treatment

PATIENTS seeking information about methadone treatment in Alberta may contact a clinic directly. The College cannot provide a list of physicians who prescribe specific medications.

Marihuana Authorizing

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.


Clinical Tools & Resources


We Can Help

Ed Jess, Director
Physician Prescribing Practices Program
780-969-4946 or 1-800-561-3899 Ext. 4946 (in Canada)
ed.jess@cpsa.ab.ca