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ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery)--Improving Opioid Stewardship Across the Surgical Continuum

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT.

12 noon Mountain  |  1 p.m. Central  |  2 p.m. Eastern

Opioids remain an important component of modern anesthesia and postoperative pain management. Multimodal anesthesia and analgesia based on opioid-free or opioid-sparing regimens have demonstrated the ability to limit perioperative opioid consumption across several surgical specialties with diminished opioid exposure, availability of opioids, and the risk of prolonged use or misuse. During this webinar, a team of (ERAS) Enhanced Revoery After Surgery experts from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) will share their journey to successfully implement enhanced recovery after surgery protocols and how hospitals can work together to improve their ERAS programs through collaboration.

The webinar will review enhanced recovery after surgery, what it is, how it can vary by surgery, how to implement a program, and how hospitals can work together to improve their programs through collaboration.  Special emphasis will be placed on the opioid sparing pain management techniques involved with enhanced recovery programs.

Objectives:

  • Gain insight on the implementation of the ERAS program at MUSC.
  • Hear about its impact on the reduction of patient’s hospital stays and the use of PCAs (post-controlled analgesia) following colorectal surgeries and other procedures.
  • Understand the importance of implementing opioid-free surgery to curb opioid use and potential addiction for patients.

CEs available. More information to come.

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