Bariatric Opioid Reduction
The ACS MBSAQIP Opioid Reduction activity addresses the opioid epidemic that has become a leading national health concern. Ken Mitchell, MD, FACS, FASMBS, discusses the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol, which aided in the implementation of a multimodal pain management protocol, without the use of opioids, and decreased the length of stay for the centers bariatric patients.
- MBSAQIP is offering 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for accredited centers.
- The CME credit can be used for surgeons to meet the requirements for Standard 4.2 Surgeon Verification.
- All MBSAQIP sites are eligible for participation.
- The credits will be available to surgeons at participating MBSAQIP-accredited centers.
- ERAS Presentation
- Course Evaluation
This activity is designed for MBSAQIP surgeons. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Facilitate discussions internally on how to implement an ERAS protocol
- Analyze the opioid use, length of stay, and readmittance rates of patients
- Identify implementation process for bariatric centers to improve multimodal pain management, without the use of opioids, and decrease length of stay for bariatric patients
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In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).
The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.
Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
Conflict of Interest
Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.
The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.
Planning Committee and Disclosures
Charles Kenneth Mitchell, Jr., MD, FACS, FASMBS
Teresa Fraker, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Bridget Otto, FACS – Nothing to disclose
Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Self Assessment Credit
- 1.00 Certificate of Completion
You may enroll in the online activity at no charge. You will be asked to register for the course and provide information to complete the registration process. You will not be charged a participation fee.
To complete this activity, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or above.