Prescription Review Program (PRP) Resources
The Prescription Review Program (PRP) is an educationally based prescription monitoring program that monitors for apparent inappropriate prescribing and the inappropriate use of all PRP medications in the province.
The links provided below have been chosen with the needs of Nurse Practitioner (NP) prescribers in mind that include CRNS materials as well as links to other relevant organizations.
Chronic Pain Focused
Comprehensive evidence-based resources for the management of chronic pain, with a focus on optimizing drug therapy.
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS) Guideline: The 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain Guide – Rxfiles
- Use of Methadone for Chronic Pain – Methadone for Analgesia Practice Standards and Guidelines
A collection of opioid management resources covering procedures, clinical tools, continuing education, mobile apps, and guidelines.
PRP Management Strategies
Risk mitigation strategies and enhanced prescribing safeguards to achieve optimal prescribing of PRP medications.
CRNS Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Methadone for Pain Management
CRNS Policies, Bylaws for authorized Opioid NP prescribers and the application process for NPs seeking approval to prescribe opioids for chronic pain and/dependence.
- Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Policy 2.7
- CRNS Bylaws 2023: Section 3 Nurse Practitioner Category p. 33-40
- CRNS Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Pain Management Application Requirements and Process
- Opioid Agonist Therapy Prescribing Standards and Guidelines
CRNS Prescription Review Program
Bylaws and guidelines for NP members who prescribe controlled substances.
- CRNS Bylaws 2023: Section 4 Prescription Review Program Category p. 40-43
- CRNS Guidelines 2019: NP Prescribing Controlled Drugs and Substances
CRNS PRP Affiliated
CPSS PRP overview, complementary resources, and various pain management tools to assist NP prescribers.