Practice Resources

Physician Working at Desk

The following resources have been compiled to support physicians in their practice:

 

Opioid Prescribing

To support best practices when prescribing opioids, a selection of resources is provided below.

    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Guidelines for
    Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain - United States, 2016

    College Standards on Prescribing

    Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

    Practice Tools

    Journal Articles

    Training

    The Atlantic Mentorship Network-Pain and Addiction is a community of practice linking groups of primary health care providers (mentees) directly to a mentor (pain/addiction experts) to help manage individuals living with chronic pain and addiction.

    The Network delivers the CME accredited Safe Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain.

    Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program (NSPMP)

    The Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program promotes the appropriate use of monitored drugs in Nova Scotia to reduce the abuse or misuse of monitored drugs in the province.

    NSPMP's eAccess service allows prescribers and pharmacists the ability to log on to a secure website and obtain patient profile information any time.

    Prescription Monitoring Regulations requires all prescribers who prescribe monitored drugs and all pharmacists and pharmacies that dispense monitored drugs, to register with the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program.

    Methadone

    The following resource provided by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia:

    Immunization

    The following resource provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness - Public Health Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Division:

    Closing Your Medical Practice

    The following resource has been compiled by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia:

    The following resource has been compiled by Doctors Nova Scotia:

    Practising Medicine in Nova Scotia

    The following resource has been compiled by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia:

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