August 22, 2023
The ACS has launched a new program that will provide patients undergoing musculoskeletal surgery with comprehensive pain control educational materials to reduce their risk of developing opioid dependency.
The program aims to identify the effectiveness of preoperative, evidence-based, surgical patient education to high-risk musculoskeletal hip, knee, and spine surgery patients in five states—Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The program is in collaboration with Health Care Services Corporation, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). To provide more information about the program to surgeons and surgical teams, the organizations will host a free webinar tomorrow, August 23, at 5:00 pm CT.
Viewers who wish to obtain 1 hour of CME must log into learning.facs.org on August 24 and pay a processing fee of $10, in addition to taking a pre- and posttest and completing an evaluation.
Faculty representatives from AAOS and AANS will also highlight resources for both professionals and patients to contribute to this collaboration and decrease long-term postsurgical opioid use. Surgeons are encouraged to utilize the new Safe Pain Control website in their practice and with their patients.
The objectives of this webinar are:
Visit the webinar web page for more information on speakers and to register.