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Instructional Course

022IC - Perioperative Opioid-Sparing Analgesia Strategies for Enhanced Recovery after Urologic Surgery

Saturday, May 19
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: MCC WEST, 2008

Traditionally, opioids are used perioperatively for the prevention and treatment of pain. However, opioid analgesics are often limited by opioid-related adverse events, including nausea and vomiting, sedation, respiratory depression, ileus, urinary retention, and pruritus. Additionally, the early prescription of opioids postoperatively is associated with chronic opioid use. Up to 8.2% of opioid naive, adult patients who have surgery may become chronic opioid users. Thus, reducing patient exposure to opioids should be imperative for all physicians. The authors of one study conclude, “long-term postoperative analgesic use may best be addressed by preventing its initiation.” When less opioid analgesics are used perioperatively, opioid-related adverse events and recovery time both decrease. However, it can be challenging to provide good pain control with minimal use of opioids. Over this two hour instructional course, we will outline strategies to provide exceptional perioperative pain control while dramatically reducing perioperative opioid use. These methods include regional anesthesia techniques as well as preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative non-opioid medications in order to decrease postoperative pain, reduce opioid use, hasten recovery, and improve patient safety.

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T. Anthony Anderson

Stanford University School of Medicine

T. Anthony Anderson, PhD, MD is an Associate Professor within the Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. He is a pediatric and adult anesthesiologist. His professional time is divided between research, clinical practice, and teaching. His major clinical research interest includes uses of non-opioid analgesic methods, pharmacologic and regional anesthesia techniques, for acute perioperative pain control.

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Francis J. McGovern

Harvard Medical School

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