Education & mentorship

Find pain education and mentorship programs for healthcare providers.

Thinking Outside the Medicine Cabinet                       

CADTH completed a series of evidence reviews and appraised the research on the effectiveness of non-pharmacological methods for treatment of chronic, non-cancer pain. Information from these reviews was used to develop patient and clinician resources in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Health Authority. See cadth.ca/chronicpain. Evidence summaries contain practical tips for supporting patients who are exploring these non-drug treatment options.

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Evidence summaries and practical tips

ECHO Chronic Pain

Join an online community of practice for healthcare providers every other Wednesday evening 6:30-8:30 to learn about pain management and discuss solutions for complex case presentations. Healthcare providers of any discipline can present a confidential case and receive advice from multidisciplinary experts in pain management. Sessions are free and attendees receive continuing education (Mainpro+) credits. Funding for Project ECHO Chronic Pain in Saskatchewan was made possible by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan. 

Email echo@cps.sk.ca for more information.

Opioid Stewardship Program, Saskatchewan

Prescribers, obtain valuable mentorship on safe opioid prescribing and care for patients with complex pain and opioid use disorder. Email Opioid.strewardship@saskhealthauthority.ca for more information.

Clinical pathways

Decision making supports and clinical pathways for pain management.

Saskatchewan Health Authority Chronic Pain Pathway -under construction
Resources for chronic pain care in one convenient location
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Healthcare Improvement Scotland
SIGN 136 Management of chronic pain: A national clinical guideline

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British Pain Society

Clinical pathway for initial and ongoing assessment and management of chronic pain.
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