Introducing Opioid Stewardship: Elevating Healthcare Practice for Safer Prescribing.

Are you a healthcare professional committed to enhancing patient care through responsible opioid prescribing and addiction management?

Discover the transformative power of Meducate's Opioid Stewardship course. Tailored to meet the evolving needs of medical practitioners, this program is your gateway to advancing your expertise and fostering positive outcomes for your patients.

Why Choose Our Course?

Stay Ahead in Patient Care: Opioid prescribing guidelines are continually evolving. Our course keeps you abreast of the latest protocols and evidence-based practices, ensuring you deliver safe, effective care to your patients.

Mitigate Risks, Improve Outcomes: Master high-risk prescribing scenarios, optimize acute pain management strategies, and confidently navigate opioid trials to minimize patient harm and enhance treatment effectiveness.

Effectively Manage Complex Cases: Equip yourself with strategies to adeptly handle patients already on high-dose opioids. Learn dose reduction techniques, effective tapering methods, and how to address potential complications for improved patient well-being.

Identify and Intervene Early: Develop the skills to promptly recognize and address opioid use disorder through comprehensive assessment techniques and evidence-based intervention strategies.

Course Highlights:

High-risk prescribing practices: Safeguard patient health by mastering safe opioid prescribing techniques.
Acute pain management risks: Explore alternative pain management modalities and judicious opioid use.

Decision-making in opioid trials: Navigate patient assessments, monitoring, and treatment alternatives for informed decision-making.

Legacy patient management: Effectively manage patients on high-dose opioids with tailored strategies for dose reduction and tapering.

Opioid use disorder diagnosis: Learn to identify and manage opioid use disorder through comprehensive assessment methods.

Buprenorphine prescribing: Gain expertise in prescribing buprenorphine for opioid addiction treatment.

Course Features:

Engaging video lessons: Access easily digestible modules for a dynamic learning experience.

Comprehensive resource guide: Utilize extensive PDF materials as a valuable reference throughout the course.

Exclusive online community: Join a private forum to connect with peers, discuss course content, and access additional support.Personalized mentoring:

Receive guidance from experienced educators to clarify concepts and address individual learning needs.


  • High risk prescribing practices:

This module will address the potential dangers and pitfalls associated with prescribing opioids, emphasizing safe and effective prescribing practices.

  • The risks associated with acute pain management.

Participants will learn about the risks involved in managing acute pain with opioids, exploring alternative pain management strategies and recognizing situations where opioids may be appropriate.

  • The decision to perform an opioid trial.

This module will guide participants in making informed decisions regarding opioid trials for patients, considering factors such as risk assessment, patient monitoring, and treatment alternatives

  • The management of the legacy patient already on high dose opioids.

Participants will learn about the challenges and best practices in managing patients who are already on high-dose opioids, focusing on strategies for reducing doses, tapering, and addressing potential issues.

  • The diagnosis of opioid use disorder.

This module will cover the diagnostic criteria and assessment methods for identifying opioid use disorder, enabling participants to recognize and manage this condition effectively.

  • Buprenorphine Prescribing.

Participants will gain knowledge and skills related to prescribing buprenorphine, a medication commonly used in opioid addiction treatment.

  • Easy to follow module based video lessons.

The course is delivered through video lessons, ensuring an engaging learning experience.

  • Extensive pdf resource guide.

Participants will have access to comprehensive resource material in PDF format, serving as a valuable reference throughout the course.

  • Access to our private opiod stewardship online community.

Participants will have the opportunity to join a private online community where they can interact with fellow learners, discuss course topics, and seek support.

  • Additional mentoring available.

Meducate offers additional mentoring support for participants who may require further guidance or clarification on specific topics.

  • Certificate upon completion and 40 CPD points*

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion, which may contribute towards their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

Meducate's Opioid Stewardship course empowers healthcare professionals to lead the charge in responsible opioid prescribing, ensuring safer practices and better patient outcomes. Join us today to elevate your practice and shape a healthier future for all.

Enroll now and unlock the potential to make a lasting impact on patient care. Together, let's raise the standard of opioid stewardship and build a healthier tomorrow.

Educator: Dr Ferghal Armstrong


Ferghal is a general practitioner, Addiction Medicine specialist and fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

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