Improving Surgical Patient Outcomes and Minimizing Risks with Opioid-Sparing Pain Control
Modules within this online curriculum aim to prepare the surgeon and surgical team in screening opioid-naïve and high-risk patients for opioid misuse; utilizing pre-, intra-, and postoperative alternatives to opioids; and practicing and implementing best discharge practices, patient education, and system quality improvements and changes.
A skills component is forthcoming and complements the seven online modules for the didactic portion. Individuals, practice groups, or hospital systems are able to obtain credentialing upon successful completion of both components in their entirety.
- Module 1: Introduction to the Opioid Crisis and the Surgical Team’s Role
- Module 2: An Overview of General and Local Anesthetics
- Module 3: Best Practices for Regional Anesthesia
- Module 4: Case Study - Trauma Protocols and Patient Transitions
- Module 5: Case Study - The Hernia Patient: Pre-, Intra-, and Postoperative Medications and Techniques to Minimize Opioid Use
- Module 6: Case Study - The Breast Cancer Patient: Pre-, Intra-, and Postoperative Medications and Techniques to Minimize Opioid Use
- Module 7: Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) Block
All modules must be completed in addition to the pre- and posttests and evaluation in order to receive CME credit.
This course can be taken by any member of the health care team or patient safety experts to support the didactic portion leading to the eventual credentialed training program on improving surgical patient outcomes and minimizing risks with opioid sparing pain control. Prime participants include:
- Physician assistants
- Home care providers
- Nurse aids
- Patient safety experts
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.
Faculty and Disclosures
John Daly, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSG(Hon) - Nothing to disclose
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health
Bridget Fahy, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
University of New Mexico
Jessica Lynn Gross, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Kathleen Heneghan, PhD, MSN, RN - Nothing to disclose
American College of Surgeons
Phillip Lirk, MD - Nothing to disclose
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Mark Lockett, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Medical University of South Carolina
Katherine Meister, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Michael Reinhorn, MD, MBA, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Boston Hernai and Pilonidal Center
Jonah Stulberg, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS - PI, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Speaker, Intuitive Surgical
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
- 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 2.75 Self Assessment Credit
- 2.75 Certificate of Completion