Description: Virtual Presentation by Karen Boretsky, MD & Sam Riega, MBA, RN. Objectives of the presentations are: Understand the problem of surgery as a gateway to persistent opioid use; Discuss the prevalence of opioid use disorder as a complication of surgery; Identify risk factors for post-surgical persistent use of opioids; Identify high risk patient populations and factors; Understand factors in opioid over-prescribing and how you can make a positive impact; Discuss multimodal, multidisciplinary pain management.
Author(s): Samuel Riega, Karen Boretsky.
Title: Alternative Surgical Opioid Use: Curriculum Introduction. Part One.
Series Title: Closing the Door on Surgery as a Gateway to Persistent Use of Opioids.