September 14, 2016
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (EDT)
Rates of opioid use continue to rise in Canada, with Ontario having the highest dispensing rate of any province. The number of opioid-related deaths has now surpassed the number of motor vehicle collisions, with over 5000 opioid-related deaths in Ontario since the year 2000.  This webinar will provide an overview of opioid-related statistics in Canada, and discuss how naloxone, a medication that can be administered to temporarily reverse an overdose, could help reduce the number of opioid-related deaths. This webinar will also examine the process of increasing naloxone availability across Canada, including perspectives on its implementation across Ontario. The webinar will also examine the role of nurses and other health-care providers in promoting naloxone amongst their clients.
- Provide an overview of opioid-related trends in Canada
- Discuss the function of naloxone
- Review the process needed to make naloxone more widely available
- Discuss the role of nurses and other health-care providers in the delivery of naloxone
- Matthew Young, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), Carleton University
- Dr. Aaron Orkin, Sinai Health System and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
- Allan Malek, Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA)
Registration is free but space is limited. Register now at https://myrnao.ca/march23.
For more info, contact Kyle Dieleman at email@example.com.
Co-hosted by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, CAMH PSSP’s Opioid Resource Hub.
1. Municipal Drug Strategy Co-ordinator’s Network of Ontario. Prescription for Life. 2015. Available at: http://www.drugstrategy.ca/prescription-for-life.html. Accessed July 18, 2016.