American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS407
Title: Postoperative Pain Control: Strategies of Decreasing the Need for Narcotics: Part I
Date and Time of Session: Thursday, October 26: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Description: Knowledge and skill in pain management is a core competency for all surgeons since adequate pain control is central to good patient care. Unintentional deaths due to opioids is an increasing problem in the United States. The need to balance adequate pain control while guarding against inappropriate opioid use and abuse is a challenge facing surgeons today. The purpose of this session is to assist the practicing surgeon in formulating pain management strategies with a focus on opioid-sparing strategies, when possible. This speakers will discuss how to leverage the expertise of additional members of the health care team, specifically pharmacists, to assist in optimizing postoperative pain control. The role of perioperative patient and family education on perioperative pain control will be highlighted.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Trauma / Critical Care (TRA), Rural Surgery (RUS), General Surgery (GEN)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Pain Management
Sponsored By:
Committee on Surgical Palliative Care, Committee on Perioperative Care
Program Participants:
Bridget N. Fahy, MD, FACS
Frederick L. Greene, MD, FACS
Speaker Introduction Into the Opioid Crisis in the United States and the Surgeon's Role
Bridget N. Fahy, MD, FACS
Speaker Utilization of an Enhanced Perioperative Recovery Program Improves Patient Outcomes and reduces opioid use
Thomas A. Aloia, MD, FACS
Speaker Patient Education: Supporting Informed Choice, Non-Opioid Options, Safety, Screening Tools for High Risk Patients
Kathleen Heneghan, PhD, MSN, RN, CPN
Speaker Postoperative Pain Control is a Team Sport: How to Effectively Integrate Your Pharmacist into the Postoperative Pain Control Plan
Rabia Atayee, PharmD, BCPS
Case-based Discussion: Common Perioperative Pain Control Scenarios
Questions and Answers