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Alternative Surgical Opioid Use: Curriculum Introduction

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST

Part One of the series: Closing the Door on Surgery as a Gateway to Persistent Use of Opioids
Presented by Karen R. Boretsky, MD & Sam Reiga, BSN, RN, MBA

  • Objectives:
    • Understand the problem of surgery as a gateway to persistent opioid use
    • Discuss the prevalence of opioid use disorder as a complication of surgery
    • Identify risk factors for post-surgical persistent use of opioids
    • Identify high risk patient populations and factors
    • Understand factors in opioid over-prescribing and how you can make a positive impact
    • Discuss multimodal, multidisciplinary pain management


March 8
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-7
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