Description: Virtual Presentation by Karen Boretsky, MD & Sam Riega, MBA, RN, BSN. Objectives: Understand the problem of surgery as a gateway to persistent opioid use; Discuss development of opioid induced hyperalgesia in the post-surgical patient; Discuss the complexity of pain pathways and why multiple analgesic techniques improve outcomes; Discuss historical observations of opioid induced hyperalgesia; Understand the challenges of managing opioid induced hyperalgesia; Discuss opioid sparing alternatives to opioid monotherapy.
Author(s): Karen Boretsky, Sam Riega.
Title: Closing the Door on Surgery as a Gateway to Persistent Use of Opioids
Series Title: Alternative Surgical Opioid Use: Curriculum Introduction. Part One of the series.
Resource Type: Webinar
Length: 55 minutes
Sponsored by: Amedco LLC; C-WHO