Alberta Opioid Dependency Treatment Virtual Training Course for First Responders

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This program has received an educational grant or in-kind support from Alberta Heath.


ABOUT THE COURSE

(This version of the online modules is for first responders.)

The focus of the Alberta Opioid Dependency Treatment Virtual Training Course is to provide healthcare providers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to work with patients who have opioid use disorder (OUD).

The academic content cited (APA 6th edition) within the Alberta Opioid Dependency Treatment (ODT) Virtual Training Program references include the 2018 Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM); the 2018 and 2017 British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU); the 2015 American Society of Addiction Medicine; and the 2014 College of Physician and Surgeon of Alberta (CPSA) guidelines for clinical management of opioid use disorder (OUD). As noted in each of these guidelines, diligent adherence to National Standard for Support of Accredited CPD Activities governing the process and requirements for gathering, managing, and disclosing conflicts of interest to participants was adhered.

The academic videos featured within this training program have been compiled by a committee of subject matter experts recognized for their clinical expertise in the field of addiction medicine and/or pain medicine, and years of experience in providing opioid dependency treatment across complex patient demographics. Each member has disclosed conflicts of interest in alignment with the National Standard for Support of Accredited CPD Activities.


TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THE ONLINE MODULES

It is not recommended to access the online modules on smartphones at this point as your learning experience might be compromised.

‘TAKE NOTES’: To make notes for your own use, click on ‘TAKE NOTES’ at the upper right corner of your screen to open the notes field. All the course notes you have made can be found in a full list in the page of ‘My Courses’.

‘RESUME LEARNING”: For the convenience of self-paced learning, you may exit from the middle of the course and come back later. When you log into the e-learning portal again, click on ‘RESUME LEARNING’, and you will be redirected to where you left last time.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After participating in this course, participants will be equipped to:

  • Describe the current impact of the opioid crisis within Alberta, and Canada
  • Explain various opioids and their pharmacological principles
  • Describe opioid use disorder and how to properly assess for this condition
  • Recognize biopsychosocial treatment strategies for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Describe harm reduction philosophies and strategies for opioid use disorder

ACCREDITATION 

This one-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development for up to 4.0 Mainpro+ credits.

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 4.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

You may also perform Linking Learning exercises around a question you ask yourself as a result of learning from this course at: http://www.cfpc.ca/Linking_Learning_exercises/. Each completed Linking Learning exercise earns five Mainpro+ certified credits.

Accredited Royal College MOC Section 1 and Section 3 credits are eligible for certified Mainpro+ credits, up to a maximum of 50 credits per five-year cycle; any additional credits are eligible as non-certified Mainpro+ credits. MOC Section 3 accredited activities can be claimed at 3 credits per hour up to the cycle maximum.


STRATEGIES FOR MITIGATION OF BIAS
  • The course content closely follows the Canadian guidelines for care of patients with opioid use disorder established by the CIHR Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse, the British Columbia Centre for Substance Use, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Methadone Maintenance Treatment Guidelines.
  • All clinical recommendations are referenced to the guidelines.
  • The course content was reviewed internally by all of the planning committee members.
  • The course content was reviewed by the Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, University of Calgary.
  • The course content was reviewed externally by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, and the Alberta College of Pharmacy.

COPYRIGHT

Material presented are in compliance with the University of Calgary Copyright Policy, Acceptable Use of Material Protected by Copyright.

Course materials are for individual use only and not to be distributed.


DISCLOSURE
  • This course has received no commercial sponsorship support.
  • This course was co-developed with Provincial Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services, and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.
  • Faculty disclosure
Faculty Credentials Disclosure Affiliation
Avi Aulakh MD FRCPC(Psych) DABAM Nothing to declare Alberta Health Services; Clinical Lecturer – University of Alberta
Brett Baumback BScPharm RPh Employer: Centre Pharmacy, Clinical Director Pharmacist – Rexall Specialty Pharmacy (Katz Group Ltd.)
Keith Courtney MD FRCPC Nothing to declare Medical Director Corrections Services -Alberta Health Services
Lynne Cousineau Nothing to declare Simulation Confederate, Alberta Health Services
Laura Evans MD CCFP CSAM(C) ISAM(C) DABAM Nothing to declare Co-Medical Lead, Addiction Centre – Alberta Health Services; CSAM; Clinical Assistant Professor – University of Calgary
Monty Ghosh BSc MBT MSc MD FRCPC DM-EMDM ISAM(C) Employer: Alberta Health Services

Funded grant: Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services; Clinical Assistant Professor – University of Alberta
Jessica Holtsbaum Nothing to declare Changing the Face of Addiction
Ron Lim MD CCFP DABAM DFASAM FISAM CCSAM MRO Funded grant: CRISM/CIHR – for OPTIMA trial Medical Lead, Calgary Opioid Dependency Program – Alberta Health Services; Clinical Associate Professor – University of Calgary; CSAM; CRISM
Ryan Luhning Nothing to declare Simulation Confederate, Alberta Health Services
Joseph McMannus Nothing to declare Simulation Confederate, Alberta Health Services
Karine Meador MD CCFP DABAM Nothing to declare Assistant Director, Inner City Health and Wellness Program; Staff Physician, Addiction Recovery and Community Health (ARCH), Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, AB
Celine Meggison-Smith Nothing to declare Simulation Confederate, Alberta Health Services
John Pereira MD CCFP Nothing to delcare Physician – Chronic Pain Centre, Alberta Health Services
Emily Schoen Nothing to declare Simulation Confederate, Alberta Health Services
Esther Tailfeathers MD CCFP Nothing to declare Senior Medical Director, Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
Robert Tanguay BSc (Hons) MD FRCPC CISAM CCSAM Speaker Honoraria: Lundbeck, Indivior, Otsuka, Allergan, Pfizer

Advisory Boards: Lundbeck, Indivior, Allergan

Unrestricted Conference Sponsorships for RLT Conferences: Lundbeck, Indivior, Otsuka, Allergan, Pfizer, Canopy, Purdue, Shire, Jansen, Sunovion

Owner: RLT Conferences

Medical Advisor, ODT Virtual Training Program, AHS; Addiction, Pain, and Psychiatric Consultant, Opioid Deprescribing Program, AHS; Transitional Outpatient Pain Program for Spine; Pain Society of Alberta; Clinical Lecturer University of Calgary
Kenedee Taylor Nothing to declare Changing the Face of Addiction
Shandra Taylor Nothing to declare Changing the Face of Addiction
Hakique Virani MD FRCPC ABAM Income from non-profits: University of Alberta teaching stipend, CMPA consultation income Director – Metro City Medical Clinic, Edmonton Alberta; Clinical Assistant Professor – University of Alberta

 


PLANNING COMMITTEE
Planning Committee Credentials Disclosure Affiliation
Jill Mitchell
(Co-Chair)
BA Nothing to declare Director – Alberta Health Services –  Professional Development & Concurrent Capability, Provincial Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services
Michael Trew
(Co-Chair)
MD, FRCPC Nothing to declare Medical Lead – Addiction and Mental Health Special Project, Alberta Health Services
Avi Aulakh MD, FRCPC(Pysch), DABAM Nothing to declare Alberta Health Services; Clinical Lecturer- University of Alberta
Brett Baumback BScPharm, RPh Employer: Centre Pharmacy, Clinical Director Pharmacist – Rexall Specialty Pharmacy (Katz Group Ltd.)
Nathaniel Day MD, CCFP Nothing to declare Alberta Health Services; Minister’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission
Dawn Edwards BAPsych Nothing to declare Program Consultant, Alberta Health Services
Laura Evans MD, CCFP, CSAM(C), ISAM(C), DABAM Nothing to declare Co-Medical Lead, Addiction Centre – Alberta Health Services; CSAM; Clinical Assistant Professor – University of Calgary
Calder Fertig BA Nothing to declare Senior Advisor–  Professional Development & Concurrent Capability, Provincial Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services
Monty Ghosh BSc, MBT, MSc, MD FRCPC, DM-EMDM ISAM(C) Employer: Alberta Health Services

Funded grant: Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services; Clinical Assistant Professor – University of Alberta
Nadeem Hirji Nothing to declare Program Consultant, Professional Development & Concurrent Capability, Provincial Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services
Ron Lim MD, CCFP, DABAM, DFASAM, FISAM, CCSAM, MRO  Funded grant: CRISM/CIHR – for OPTIMA trial Medical Lead, Calgary Opioid Dependency Program – Alberta Health Services; Clinical Associate Professor – University of Calgary; CSAM; CRISM
Emily McPhail BHSc (Hons.) Financial payment (studentship): Branch Out Neurological Foundation, Ferring Canada

Advisory Boards: Alberta Health Services Addictions and Mental Health Provincial Advisory Council, South Health Campus Citizen Advisory Team

Medical Student, MD/MSc, University of Calgary
Karine Meador MD, CCFP, DABAM Nothing to declare Assistant Director, Inner City Health and Wellness Program; Staff Physician, Addiction Recovery and Community Health (ARCH), Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, AB
Carlee Ruddy BA, MSc  Board of Directors: Rise Up Board Provincial Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services
Robert Tanguay BSc (Hon.), MD, FRCPC, CISAM, CCSAM  Speaker Honoraria: Lundbeck, Indivior, Otsuka, Allergan, Pfizer

Advisory Boards: Lundbeck, Indivior, Allergan

Unrestricted Conference Sponsorships for RLT Conferences: Lundbeck, Indivior, Otsuka, Allergan, Pfizer, Canopy, Purdue, Shire, Jansen, Sunovion

Owner: RLT Conferences

Medical Advisor, ODT Virtual Training Program, AHS; Addiction, Pain, and Psychiatric Consultant, Opioid Deprescribing Program, AHS; Transitional Outpatient Pain Program for Spine; Pain Society of Alberta; Clinical Lecturer University of Calgary
Hakique Virani MD, FRCPC, ABAM  Income from non-profits: University of Alberta teaching stipend, CMPA consultation income Director – Metro City Medical Clinic, Edmonton Alberta; Clinical Assistant Professor – University of Alberta
Tuxephoni Winsor RN, BN, MHS Nothing to declare Manager – Professional Development, Provincial Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services
Diane Simpson PhD, MDE Nothing to declare CME Representative
Education Consultant, Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, University of Calgary