This course will review evidence based nonopioid medications and modalities for acute pain in the acute care and primary care setting. Among the tools to be discussed are intravenous lidocaine for renal colic, topical analgesics for muscular pain, trigger point injections for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, and sphenopalantine ganglion blocks for refractory migraine pain. Attendees will be presented the current evidence, indications, and contraindications for each medication and modality, and be provided with appropriate tips and tricks for billing and reimbursement of bedside procedures. In the midst of the nation’s opioid crisis, practitioners must equip themselves with any and all tools available in the management of acute pain in an attempt to minimize unnecessary opioid prescribing, as well as mitigate adverse events when also managing polypharmacy in an increasingly larger aging and sick population. Come and learn practical ways to elevate management of acute pain in daily practice and build a toolbox to better tailor your approach to individual pain management needs. (Recorded at PAINWeek 2018)
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