Clinical studies have established that patients can experience fewer complications and faster recovery when acute post-operative pain is actively managed.* This begins prior to surgery and extends through the healing process.
This FREE ACCME-accredited program consists of 4 modules that focus on integrating a multimodal approach to postoperative pain management. Each module discusses practical topics, reviews relevant clinical trial data and guidelines, and incorporates a case to guide individualized, optimal treatment. The topics of each module are as follows:
Each 30-minute module consists of 3 parts:
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer, Inc.
*Parvizi J, Reines D, Steege J, Viscusi E. CSI: Investigating Acute Post-Operative Pain: Improved Outcomes and Clinical Horizons. 2007. http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/549349_print. Accessed September 28, 2016.
Activity Release Date:10/10/2016
Activity Expiration Date:10/10/2019
Learning ObjectivesAfter completing this activity,the learner will be able to:
FacultyAsokumar Buvanendran, MD William Gottschalk, Endowed Chair of Anesthesiology Vice Chair Research & Director of Orthopedic Anesthesia Professor, Department of Anesthesiology Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Thoha M. Pham, MD Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Ronald Wasserman, MD, FRCPC Director, Back and Pain Center Chief, Pain Services Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Target AudienceThis educational initiative is intended for anesthesiologists and other members of the perioperative team of health care professionals (e.g., surgeons, nurses) who manage acute post-operative pain.
Statement of NeedClinical studies have established that patients can experience fewer complications and faster recovery when acute post-operative pain is treated aggressively. However, research shows that knowledge and practice gaps remain among anesthesiologists and other members of the perioperative team of health care professionals, in terms of safe and optimal treatment of acute post-operative pain. In order to provide optimal care, it is imperative that clinicians treating patients in the perioperative setting: have an understanding of pain pathways and how they connect with treatment options; can effectively evaluate established and emerging multimodal analgesia strategies; and choose treatment rooted in sufficient evidence, as well as individual patient characteristics.
Accreditation and Designation StatementsThe American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Activity Staff DisclosuresDr. Asokumar Buvanendran has indicated that he has received a research grant from Pfizer, Inc. Dr. Thoha M. Pham has reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Dr. Ronald Wasserman has reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
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