OPIOID safety - what you should know.
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Please review the following fact sheets about opioid safety, which were developed by a number of professional groups, (CARNA, Alberta College of Pharmacists, Alberta Medical Association, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta:


http://www.cpsa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/opiod-safety_acute_pain.pdf
http://www.cpsa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/opioid-safety_chronic_pain.pdf
 
Among other things, patients taking opioids are advised that they should be asking their prescribing health care providers about functional and work limitations, particularly for safety sensitive work.

The relevant text from the above fact sheets is below:
 
Be aware that the medicine may affect your ability to drive or do safety-sensitive work.
Opioids can affect a person’s ability to drive, operate machinery or perform other safety-sensitive tasks. Ask your healthcare provider if you should avoid these activities while taking the medicine.
 

These facts sheets are also posted under AOHNA's OHN Resources