Description: Understand the problem of surgery as a gateway to persistent opioid use; Discuss the prevalence of opioid overuse as a complication of surgery; Discuss opioid sparing alternatives to opioid monotherapy; Understand opioid related adverse drug effects and the impact on clinical and cost outcomes; Understand the complexity of pain pathways and why multiple analgesic techniques improve outcomes; Discuss multimodal, multidisciplinary pain management.
Title: Opioids: From Friend to Foe
Series Title: Closing the Door on Surgery as a Gateway to Persistent Use of Opioids
Resource Type: Webinar
Length: 55 minutes