New clinical protocol after general surgery cuts opioid prescribing in half

In recent years deaths from opioid overdoses have become one of the most common injury-related deaths in North America. The continent also has the...

Capnography moves beyond the OR

By Melicent Lavers-Sailly Capnography, the measurement of carbon dioxide (CO2) in respiratory gases, has long been used to monitor the breathing of patients under anesthesia...

Doctor helps palliative patients manage pain without narcotics

Patients are taught to self-administer local anesthetics as needed and can be present with their loved ones By Kathryn Perrier It’s really tough for anyone who...

Transforming pharmacy services

By Catalina Guran Through a two and a half years transformation journey of its pharmacy services, Mackenzie Health is enabling healthcare providers to provide more...

Solving Canada’s opioid epidemic

By all accounts we are in the midst of a deadly drug epidemic so severe and widespread few people in North America will remain...

Managing chronic pain before during and after surgery leads to better outcomes

Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in her teens, Judy McGrath was desperate for relief from the pain and stiffness of her deteriorating joints by the...

Self-management techniques for chronic pain

With his skates, pads and sports bag, 13-year-old Justin rushed out of the house, slamming the door behind him. His mother was waiting in...

New app for dosing pain medication in children

Medication is the most common pain management tool that health care professionals use to help patients through their treatment and recovery. For adults the...

An opioid crisis?

One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to #opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids -- strong painkillers such as morphine,...

Acetaminophen: What you need to know

On January 14, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a strongly worded recommendation to American health care providers regarding prescription-based pain relievers...

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