Change your Practice in Just 1 Hour – Intimate Partner Violence Champions Needed!
Bring the EDUCATE Program to Your Fracture Clinic!
The COA and the EDUCATE team are looking for Champions across Canada to bring the EDUCATE program to their fracture clinic. Champions will receive specialized training about IPV in the orthopaedic context as well as the EDUCATE program curriculum.
Champion training will take place at the COA 2018 Annual Meeting: Friday June 22 from 1:45 – 3:30 pm (tentative time)
Title:Oral Morphine versus Ibuprofen Administered at Home for Postoperative Orthopaedic Pain in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Authors: Naveen Poonai, Natasha Datoo, Samina Ali, Megan Cashin, Amy L. Drendel, Rongbo Zhu, Natasha Lepore, Michael Greff, Michael Rieder and Debra Bartley
Reference: CMAJ October 10, 2017 189 (40) E1252-E1258
The Canadian Paediatric Orthopaedic Group (CPOG) wishes to highlight this large randomized clinical trial in paediatric orthopedic patients that was conducted in its entirety within Canada. It is the culmination of a multicentre and multidisciplinary collaboration and should be lauded for addressing the “hot topic” of opioid use in orthoapedics, particularly in children. Most, if not all, paediatric centres in Canada have removed Codeine from the formulary due to the overwhelming evidence regarding its lack of efficacy and grave safety concerns in this population. As such, it is no longer prescribed for outpatients either. While some centres have transitioned to avoiding opioids in favour of NSAID/acetaminophen regimes, others have moved towards the provision of oral morphine for discharge home. Direct comparison of the effectiveness of these two strategies in paediatric orthopaedic patients have been lacking. This deficit in knowledge is addressed directly by this paper. CPOG would like to congratulate CPOG and COA members, Drs. Debra Bartley and Megan Cashin and their co-authors on the publication of this important piece of clinical research.