Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 4 2018 - Page 3

Features cont’d 21 Medical Advisor Team Grows Dr. Sheila Laredo has joined the College as Chief Medical Advisor. She will be leading the team of Medical Advisors, which includes the recent additions of Dr. Benjamin Chen and Dr. David Finkelstein. 29 23 Election Results for Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9 See who is returning to the Council table and meet the doctor who is a first-time Council member. 25 Shaping Governance Reform  Over the last several years, there has been an increasing call to modernize the oversight of regulatory bodies. Council is putting forward recommendations for change to ensure the College has a role in shaping reform. 27 New Reporting Requirements for MAID  New federal reporting regulations for monitoring medical assistance in dying are in effect. We explain what the new rules mean for you. Practice Partner 29 Keeping Cool When Patients Get Hot  Violent episodes are a big problem in health- care settings. In a world where code whites are increasingly common, how do you crack the code to reduce or prevent incidents of aggressive or violent behaviour? 33 Giving Physicians the Tools They Need Several health system agencies have developed initiatives that give physicians the access to information they need in order to make informed, rational prescribing decisions. We profile several of the initiatives here. 36 Opioid Study Focuses on Post-Op Pain  A London, Ontario study found that physicians were able to reduce the overall amount of opioids prescribed after general surgery while still adequately treating pain. 37 The Wise Use of Antibiotics  Antibiotics Wisely campaign offers strategies to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary antibiotic use. 37