Our strategy to address the crisis is a two-part approach engaging prescribing health care professionals, including medical doctors (MD)s and nurse practitioners (NP)s, and chiropractors. It contains separate tools for each.
The Chiropractor’s Pain Reduction Toolkit is designed to help you navigate communication in patient-centred care. Specifically, it will help you collaborate with MDs and NPs, as well as communicate with your shared patients who want help managing their opioid dependency..This toolkit includes a Chiropractor Dialogue Map and three pain reduction forms to help address your patient’s low back, neck and/or shoulder pain.
The Chiropractor Dialogue Map enables you to safely begin a conversation with your patient about helping them manage their opioid prescription, while staying within the chiropractic scope of practice.
The three pain reduction forms are designed to help you share patients’ care plans with their MDs/NPs. The forms include fillable sections for you to insert your patient’s assessment, treatment plan and recommendations to communicate with their MD/NP. You can use the ‘view and download’ versions to do this manually or the ‘digital fillable’ versions to do this online.