• The Opioid Crisis Gripping America: Pain, Euphoria, and the Creation of a New Surgical Complication. Are Your Patients Safe?

    Evidence shows that 4-10% of opioid-naïve patients will continue to use opioids more than 90 days after their surgical procedure, making prolonged postoperative opioid use a common complication of surgery. Provider and institutional strategies can be implemented to decrease this rate while maintaining high levels of patient satisfaction.

    At the conclusion of this educational session, attendees will be aware of nationally recommended perioperative pain management strategies and research gaps in practice guidelines; be able to describe the levels of evidence for pain management planning strategies recommended for postoperative pain control to decrease prolonged postoperative opioid use; and will have learned to identify evidence-based perioperative pain management strategies in their clinical practices to decrease prolonged postoperative opioid. (1 Class A CE with 1 Pharm)

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