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

Session Code: PS408
Title: Surgeons' Methods and Responses to Dealing with the Opioid Epidemic - Part II
Date and Time of Session: Thursday, October 26: 9:45 am - 11:15 am
Description: Opioids are often used for providing analgesia post-operatively, however their use is frequently accompanied by adverse drug events. The workgroup did not support that they are still the main choice. Health care professionals, policymakers, organizations, and communities must reduce patient risk and harm. The surgeon needs to be part of a team approach to dealing with opioid use and abuse in their patients. This session will focus on the national opioid overuse epidemic, management of the perioperative patient with chronic opioid use or addictions, adverse opioid related drug events among surgical patients and non-opioid outcomes. Patient Education resources for professionals to utilize with their patients will be part of this program.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Rural Surgery (RUS), General Surgery (GEN), Trauma / Critical Care (TRA)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Pain Management
Sponsored By:
Patient Education Committee, Committee on Surgical Palliative Care, Committee on Perioperative Care
Program Participants:
Douglas J. E. Schuerer, MD, FACS
Speaker Introduction: Surgeons Part of the Team
Douglas J. E. Schuerer, MD, FACS
Speaker Treatment of Perioperative Pain in Patients Who are Opioid Tolerant
James B. Ray, PharmD, CPE
Speaker Opioid-Related Adverse Drug Events: How to Walk the Tight Rope
James B. Ray, PharmD, CPE
Speaker Optimizing Opioid Prescribing Practices for Surgical Patients
Cornelius A Thiels, D.O., M.B.A
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