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Opioid Use Disorder

Online Resources for Opioid Use Disorder

This list is designed to help primary health care & clinical care providers assess and discuss with persons aged 65 or older, the potential risks and benefits of opioid use. It also contains information on how to support primary care providers in safely discontinuing or managing opioid use.

Topic AreaResourceDescription
PreventionPreventing Opioid OverdoseInformation on preventing opioid overdoseCentre for Addiction and Mental Health
Suggested Opioid Prescribing FlowchartInformation on suggested opioid prescribing Patient Care Link
Safer Opioid Prescribing at Your FingertipsOpioid prescribing guideline mobile appCentres for Disease Control and Prevention
Calculating Total Daily Dose of Opioids for Safer DosageOpioid dosing calculator
Opioid ManagerToronto Rehab
Centre for Effective Practice
National Opioid Use Guideline Group
ScreeningOpioid Risk ToolOlder adult validated screening tools for OUD McMaster University
Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (CNCP) Management in the ElderlyRx Files
Pain Management in Older Adults
TreatmentAssessment and Management of Pain in the ElderlyA free self-directed learning package for nurses in long-term care on assessment and management of pain in the elderly
Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario
Non-Opioid Options for Managing PainInformation to help support decisions about managing pain Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
You May Be At Risk If You Are Taking Opioids/Narcotics for Chronic Pain
Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal
Opioid Tapering Flow SheetInformation on tapering opioidsOregon Pain Guidance
Management of Opioid Use Disorders: A National Clinical Practice Guideline
Opioid use disorder treatment flow diagram Canadian Medical Association

[updated May 11, 2020]