Rural Emergent Alternative Surgical Opioid Non-use
Closing the Door on Surgery as a Gateway to Persistent Use of Opioids
Karen R. Boretsky, MD & Sam Reiga, BSN, RN, MBA
Rural Emergent Alternative Surgical Opioid Non-Use, funded by HRSA, provides expert-guided education focused on opioid-sparing analgesia guidelines to health care providers, patients, and families to mitigate surgically-gated opioid use disorder at one-year follow-up. A standard of care will be developed for providers, patients, and parents/legal guardians to communicate with surgeons and anesthesiologists on how to request non-opioid surgical options.