Acute Pain Management Following Surgery: Safe Opioid Prescribing and Strategies to Reduce Opioid Overprescribing

Sponsor: Center on Rural Addiction University of Vermont

Presenter: Marjorie Meyer, MD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UVM Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

This session will outline strategies to optimize pain control and reduce opioid over prescribing in the post-operative period. Learning Objectives:

  • Pre-operative planning: post-operative expectations, pain control, and function following surgery
  • Recognition of the high-risk patient for opioid misuse following surgery
  • Prediction of post-operative pain control needs, discharge prescription planning, post-operative pain presenting to the rural primary care provider (ie: not the surgeon)

Special considerations regarding pain management with surgery, including patients receiving MOUD

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Event Details

March 24, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
no costs