The American College of Surgeons (ACS) in collaboration with Health Care Services Corporation (HCSC), the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), will provide patients undergoing musculoskeletal surgery with comprehensive pain control educational materials to reduce their risk of developing opioid dependency. Together we will distribute safe pain control education programs to patients having non-emergency hip and knee replacement surgeries, or certain forms of spine surgery. Discover new resources to improve patient pain management outcomes:
All courses listed below will help surgeons meet the MATE act requirements. Surgeons are encouraged to collate and submit all relevant CME certificates as proof of fulfillment.
An overview webinar on the multi-collaborative initiative was held on August 23, 2023. Faculty representatives from AAOS and AANS highlighted resources for both professionals and patients to contribute to this collaboration and decrease long-term postsurgical opioid use. Access the course on ACS’ learning management system (login required).
Sharing your current practices for pain management can help us improve patient outcomes. As part of this multi-association collaboration, we are collecting anonymous data on current clinical practice for pain management. Surgeons are encouraged to take several minutes to complete the survey.
This site set up for the IRB-approved collaboration offers a patient education brochure on safe pain management, a video that highlights talking points from the brochure, as well as a patient survey for feedback. This site is free and open to the public. Patients are encouraged to refer to these materials prior to their pre-op appointment and following their operation.
If you have questions about the QI study or wish to ENROLL your site/practice please contact Tarra Barot at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-202-5791.