Assessing and Managing Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

CADTH has partnered with the New Brunswick Department of Health, New Brunswick Medical Society, and Choosing Wisely New Brunswick to create this module on assessing and managing chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP).

The learning objectives for this presentation are to:

  • describe the central features, classification of, and current issues related to CNCP in Canada
  • recognize recommended approaches to the management of CNCP, including assessment (and recognition of the dominant pain mechanism) and treatment options
  • identify and apply contemporary evidence-based guidance and tools for managing patients with CNCP
  • discuss and implement strategies for managing complex patients with CNCP using a case-based approach.

In New Brunswick, this tool will be used to develop an online accredited learning module for New Brunswick physicians.

An initial learning module was developed in 2019 on Opioid Prescribing and Pain Management: Prescription Monitoring Program Overview and the Management of Acute Low Back Pain.

If you are interested in using or adapting either of these modules for use in another jurisdiction, or if you are interested in the development of future modules, please contact your local Implementation Support team member.