Opioid Reduction

This ACS MBSAQIP Opioid Reduction activity will address the opioid epidemic that has become a leading national health concern, Dr. Ken Mitchell will be discussing the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol, which implemented 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 CME 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 

Course Outline

  • ERAS Presentation 
  • ENERGY
  • Course Evaluation  
  • Certificate  
  • Post-survey  

Target Audience

  • MBSAQIP surgeons 

Learning Objectives

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 

Contact  

If you have any questions about this activity, please contact botto@facs.org.  

For technical assistance, please contact learning@facs.org.  

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
09/29/2019
Course expires: 
10/01/2021

Disclosure Information  

In accordance with the ACCME's Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of educational activity (planners and speakers/authors) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).  

Commercial Interest: 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.  

Financial Relationships: 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 renumeration 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 judgements.  However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.  

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control content of the educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.  All reported conflicts are managed by a designated official to ensure a bias-free presentation.  

Planning Committee and Disclosures  

  • Teresa Fraker, FACS - Nothing to disclose  

  • Bridget Otto, FACS – Nothing to disclose 

Accreditation details

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/29/2019
Course expires: 
10/01/2021
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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.  

Hardware/Software Requirements

To complete this activity, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or above.