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Many people living with chronic pain had a work injury as the originating cause. A significant number of injured workers are also prescribed opioids to treat their pain and for some this leads to lifelong iatrogenic addiction amongst other problems. This presentation discusses the special implications of opioids in the workplace, practicalities of deprescribing and alternative treatments.

Opioid Deprescribing and Alternative Pain Management

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

6PM - 8:30PM (ACST)

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via Zoom

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Many people living with chronic pain had a work injury as the originating cause. A significant number of injured workers are also prescribed opioids to treat their pain and for some this leads to lifelong iatrogenic addiction amongst other problems. This presentation discusses the special implications of opioids in the workplace, practicalities of deprescribing and alternative treatments.

Information about ScriptCheckSA, and the recent changes to the controlled substances laws. Legal obligation when prescribing monitored dugs. Where to access information on triage referral pathways and contact information for seeking clinical and regulatory advice . How ScriptcCheckSA can be used to access information to support clinical decision making.

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6:00PM - 8:30PM

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Kerin Montgomerie

Director

Clinical Regulation, Health Regulation and Protection, SA Health
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Dr Tuan Vo

Staff Specialist

CALHN Pain Management Unit

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Cassandra Zaina

Clinical Advisor

ReturntoWorkSA

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Kerin Montgomerie

Director & Pharmacist

Clinical Regulation, Health Regulation and Protection, SA Health

Kerin Montgomerie is Director Clinical Regulation, Health Regulation and Protection at SA Health. Prior to her current role Kerin was Manager, Drugs of Dependence Unit (DDU) and for the last 3 years has also been responsible for leading the development and implementation of South Australia’s Real-Time Prescription Monitoring system, ScriptCheckSA.

 

Kerin is a registered pharmacist with experience in community, hospital, education and regulatory roles. She holds degrees in Science, Environmental Health, Pharmacy, Management and Environmental Law and has been a public health regulator for over 15 years having worked in local government, for the Environment Protection Authority and most recently, SA Health.

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Dr Tuan Vo

Staff Specialist

CALHN Pain Management Unit

Dr Vo is dual-qualified in Occupational Medicine and Pain Medicine. He now works full-time in pain management in private and public sectors, including as Staff Specialist at CALHN Pain Management Unit where he is involved in teaching the next generation of pain physicians. He is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. His interests include musculoskeletal illness and injury, neuropathic pain and interventional pain management. He was previously Regional Medical Director for a large corporation as well as having held onsite roles treating injured workers at a car manufacturing plant as well as at remote mine sites.
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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.