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Understanding the CPSM Standards of Practice to Provide Safer Care, and OAT Provision in the Context of Other Psychoactive Drugs

October, 4, 2022

Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.

Location: Virtual Zoom Webinar

Cost: Open to Registrants of the College and the Public. There is no cost to attend; you must register in advance.

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The College is pleased to announce its fourth annual Medical Examiner professional development (PD) event titled “Understanding the CPSM Standards of Practice to Provide Safer Care, and OAT Provision in the Context of Other Psychoactive Drugs. 


Tuesday, October 4, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:45 pm. 



  • This a virtual event ONLY, and is free to attend for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy staff 
  • Deadline to register is October 3, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.   


This CPhM program can be claimed for up to 1.5 accredited CEU in the online PD Log.


  • Talia Carter MOT, BSc, O.T. Reg. (MB), Prescribing Practices Program Coordinator, The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba 
  • Mike Sloan, B.Sc. (Pharm), Pharmacy Manager 


  1. Review pearls from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) Standards of Practice (SOPs) for Prescribing Opioids and Benzodiazepines/Z-drugs and consider some of the most common questions.  
  2. Describe how the medical examiner collaborative work relates to the SOPs and the CPSM Prescribing Practices Program (PPP), and the role that PPP can play in supporting registrants.  
  3. Recognize the valuable role pharmacists play in supporting prescribers and discuss ways to overcome barriers to collaboration.  
  4. Apply learnings by considering communication methods with patients about opioids and/or benzodiazepines.  
  5. Analyze two medical examiner case files linked to opioid overdoses in patients receiving Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) and apply learnings to provide safer care. 
  6. Discuss the current SOPs related to the dispensing of OAT and psychoactive medications.