Perioperative Pain Management: Is a Narcotic-free America Possible?
The national opiate crisis had led to new initiatives in reducing pain and narcotic consumption after spinal surgery, calling for a different approach to patient care. In this webinar, hear varying perspectives from surgeons who have successfully reduced pain through various methods, including modifications of surgical technique, regional analgesia, prehab, use of non-narcotic pharmaceuticals and patient counseling.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss non-narcotic interventions for pain control.
- Compare the use of minimally invasive methods for reducing tissue trauma and post-operative pain.
- Review the use of regional analgesia for reducing post-operative patient discomfort.
The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.
Please note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.
As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the AANS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, the AANS is required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty and any other individual in a position to control content of this activity.
Please find the relevant financial relationships disclosed below for all individuals in control of content. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.
|Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS||Consultant Fees – Depuy Spine, Globus, Stryker, Spineart Other Financial Support – Depuy Spine, Thieme publishers, Springer Publishers Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position - CNS Grants/Research Support – NREF, AO Spine, ISSG Stock Shareholder (purchased direct) - Spinicity/ISD|
|Julie G. Pilitsis, MD, PhD, FAANS||Consultant Fees – Abbott, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Jazz, nevro Grants/Research Support – Abbott, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, NIH, Jazz, nevro, GE Global Research Speaker’s Bureau – Boston Scientific, Jazz Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position - Centauri Stock Shareholder (purchased direct) - Centauri|
Planners, faculty and any other individuals in control of content not listed have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose for this activity.
Joseph Christopher Zacko, MD, FAANS
The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity was published in 5-19-2020. Credit may be obtained until 5-19-2023.
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